June 4, 2017

Skills OntarioThe Skills Ontario, and Canada programs are designed to shed light on the prosperous career paths that can be pursued in the trades. For the past few years the ECAO-IBEW has sponsored the electrical competitions for secondary and post-secondary levels.

Bill Daniels, IBEW International VP for the First District, presented the medals for all the construction trades. “It’s such a wonderful experience. You can feel the energy, the pride, and even the shock of making it to the podium.”

“The talent these future electricians displayed during the Skills Ontario competition is truly remarkable,” said Jeff Koller, ECAO’s Executive Director. “Their attention to detail, safety awareness, and precision with which they work is to be commended. On behalf of all of our members at ECAO I congratulate the medal winners and all of the competitors for their extraordinary work.”

“As a first-time attendee at Skills Ontario I was extremely impressed with the talent and skill sets of all the participants. Helping out with the electrical competition made me appreciate even more the hard work and dedication these students put into their trade,” said Kevin Vallier, Manager of Communications with ECAO.

The next stop for our winners is the Skills Canada national competition in Winnipeg from May 31 to June 3. Perhaps they will even represent Canada and the IBEW at the World Skills competition in Abu Dhabi in October.