Skills Ontario is a province-wide program, which aims to introduce young people to the world of skilled trades and technology. The program is particularly focused on enabling and empowering young women as well as members of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) communities. Each year, the Skills Ontario Competition brings together students from across the province, providing a forum for them to showcase their competencies in their chosen fields. Resolute was proud to support this year’s event, held on May 10, 2018, in Toronto (Ontario), with a donation of four bundles of lumber used in carpentry competitions.
Ellen Kruse, who works in shipping at our Thunder Bay sawmill, was on hand to represent Resolute and mingle with the participants. “To witness that many young people working towards their future trades was something else,” said Ellen. “They exhibited such passion and pride in developing their work ethic.” Competition winners received medals, monetary awards and job offers, as well as the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition, Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition.
Supporting initiatives like Skills Ontario is part of Resolute’s efforts to revitalize college trades programs and create opportunities for young people, especially First Nations and women.