Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) is proud to present the 16th Annual Technology Skills Competition to be held Thursday, March 7th (8:30am-3pm) and Friday, March 8th (9am-12pm) 2019 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The event features over 300 student competitors from across Niagara Catholic’s eight secondary schools who will compete in categories that include: character animation, architectural design, aesthetics and hairstyling, auto service, cabinetry, carpentry, electrical installation, horticulture and landscaping, website development and many more. The competition will see local field professionals and experts as judges who will advance the winners to the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in May 2019. Gold medal winners will represent the province at the Skills Canada National Competition.
On Friday, March 8th, following our 16th Annual Technological Skills Competition, Niagara Catholic will honour our 300 students competing in 27 categories with an Awards Ceremony. As part of this ceremony, we are pleased to announce Kate Campbell of HGTV as our guest speaker.
Kate is a tradeswoman in the construction industry. She is also an entrepreneur with her own brand “Kate Builds”. Kate and her husband also formed the Build Women Up Foundation. This foundation concentrates on supporting women in the trades by raising money for trades programs specifically geared towards women. This foundation also awards scholarships to girls in programs that focus on the skilled trades. Kate is also a TV personality. She is seen on shows such as Holmes on Homes, Deck Wars, Disaster Decks. Kate’s mission is to use her story and experience to help inspire and motivate young students, specifically girls, to use their passion to guide them in achieving future successes.
The NCDSB competition would not be a success without the support of local community businesses and organizations. We are proud to partner with: Scotiabank Convention Centre, City of Niagara Falls, Niagara College, Brock University, Apple Canada, Fonthill Building Supply, DeWalt Canada, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 303, Canadian Piping Trades Local 67, Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and numerous others who contribute their time and resources to benefit our students.