How people and skills make all the difference

May 13, 2016

Kilmarnock Enterprise is proud to be represented by one of their employees at The Ontario Technological Skills Competition.

Tyler was one of the chosen students from George Brown College to represent them and us at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) on May 2 - 4, 2016 – RIM Park, Waterloo for the welding category

“The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) was held at RIM Park in Waterloo on Monday, May 2nd (Elementary Technology Activity Day) and Tuesday, May 3rd and brought students from every corner of the province to put their skills on display against the best of their peers. Featuring 67 skilled trades and technologies contests, and 2,100 competitors from high schools and colleges across Ontario, it is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada.

Over 20,000 spectators passed through RIM Park over two days to witness the skills of Ontario’s young people in action. From contests in plumbing, culinary, aesthetics, and automotive service - to name only a few - competitors were judged on their skills related to their field, as well as their job interview skills and related soft skills.

Winners were presented with gold, silver, and bronze medals. Additionally, ninety monetary awards, totaling $65,000, were presented at the closing ceremony held at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex on Wednesday, May 4th. Many winners are eligible to move on to the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton in June.”  (

Tyler is currently studying millwrighting, but his tremendous welding skills were the ones he showcased during this event. Even though Tyler didn’t win this year, he enjoyed the competition very much and is looking forward to his participation next year to compete in both the welding and the millwrighting contests. With just a few days to prepare, and not knowing the exact proceedings of the competition, Tyler did everything he could possibly do, and certainly made us proud. Hopefully, next year, with more practice and preparation, Tyler will be one of the winners! Fair play and thank you…

How people and skills make all the difference