June 7, 2024
Students get hands on at Skills Ontario 2024
Carrying on a tradition that’s taken place for more than 20 years, Landscape Ontario took part in the Skills Ontario Competition, an annual two-day event in Toronto where thousands of students from Ontario's secondary and post-secondary schools compete in their trade of choice.

This year, the Landscape Ontario team, made up of a group of dedicated volunteers and staff, supported the Horticulture and Landscape Contest and the Landscape Design Contest, providing supplies, equipment and expertise. Landscape Ontario also ran a workshop for grade seven and grade eight students.

Eighteen students from Humber, St. Clair, Mohawk and Durham colleges competed in their category with the team from Humber taking home the gold.

The high school competition saw 39 students take part, with Trillium Lakelands District School Board taking home top honours.

Eighteen total winners were announced and awarded with gold, silver or bronze medals and some received money from the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation (Foundation). They also earned the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition.

Members who would like to get involved with next year’s competition can email Landscape Ontario’s youth engagement coordinator, Ang Wilkins, at awilkins@landscapeontario.com.

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