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March 1: Rainbow students take part in Technological Skills Competition

Rainbow District School Board will host its 16th annual Technological Skills Competition on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Some 75 secondary students will test their skills in a variety of trades including Lively District Secondary School's Cassidy Vance preparing for TV/Video Production.

Rainbow District School Board will host its 16th annual Technological Skills Competition on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The event will take place at Cambrian College in Sudbury and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2486 in Azilda.

Approximately 75 secondary students will test their skills in 2D and 3D character animation, auto CAD, auto-service technology, cabinetmaking, carpentry, coding, electrical installations, home and team building, mechanical CAD, photography, prepared speech, small powered engines, tv/video production and welding.

Students will vie for an opportunity to compete at the Skills Ontario Competition on May 1 and 2, 2023 in Toronto.

“Events in the skilled trades give students the opportunity to problem-solve, think creatively, and explore careers,” says Dana Pratt, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator with Rainbow District School Board. “We are reaching minds through innovative and challenging learning experiences, and touching hearts by engaging students in activities that fuel their passion and support student success.”

Carpentry competitions, including Home and Team Building and Carpentry – Team of 2, will take place at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2486 in Azilda.

Staff will provide judges at both venues.

Trent Horne, left, and Drake McDonald of Lively District Secondary School hone their welding skills for the Rainbow District School Board's Technology Skills Competition on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Participants will have an opportunity to take home medals and certificates of achievement to celebrate their success. The awards ceremony will begin at 3 pm at both locations. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Rainbow District School Board salutes the many staff members who work diligently to make this event possible every year. The Board also acknowledges the generosity of community partners, who contribute financially for the local competitions, and provide new tools and transportation for students to compete at the Skills Ontario Competition.

Technological Skills Competition
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Secondary competitions will take place at the following locations:

2D Character Animation Room 1640 Cambrian College
3D Character Animation Room 1640 Cambrian College
Auto CAD Room 2150 Cambrian College
Auto-Service Technology Room 1700 Cambrian College
Cabinetmaking Room 1721 Cambrian College
Carpentry – Team of 2 Training Shop Carpenters’ Union (Azilda)
Coding Room 3412 Cambrian College
Electrical Installations Room 1703 Cambrian College
Home and Team Building Training Shop Carpenters’ Union (Azilda)
Mechanical CAD Room 2150 Cambrian College
Photography Room 3502 Cambrian College
Prepared Speech eDome Cambrian College
Robotics Demonstration Foyer Cambrian College
Small Powered Engines Room 1737 Cambrian College
TV/Video Production Room 3417 Cambrian College
Welding Room 1738 Cambrian – Trades Building


8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration in the eDome foyer
8:45 am – 9 am Safety and rules
9 am – 11:30 am Competitions begin
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch in the eDome
12:40 pm – 2:15 pm Competitions resume
2:15 pm – 2:45 pmClean up and judging (Students, Cambrian staff and community partners meet and greet in the eDome)
3 pm – 3:30 pm Awards Ceremony in the eDome

Note to the media:
Please visit the registration table near the eDome for a guest pass.
Safety glasses will be available.
Anyone wishing to enter a shop area must have CSA green and orange tag steel toe boots.
Visitors to the Carpenters’ Union are asked to check in upon arrival.


Media Contact:

Dana Pratt, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-523-3308 ext. 8205