TORONTO — Magna International and Skills Ontario are partnering to grow skills development programs in the province.
Skills Ontario will receive a $125,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives and Skills Ontario Summer Camps.
The investment from Magna will help Skills Ontario accommodate a growing number of students who want to participate in the various skill development programs that the organization offers, states a release.
The new investment builds on the company’s previous investment of $100,000 in 2017 that supported experiential learning, skills development and mentorship opportunities to over 3,000 youth across Ontario through Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives and Summer Camps. Another 2,300 competitors and 30,000 visitors were impacted through Magna International’s investment in the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, adds the release.
At the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition, which takes place until May 9 and is hosted at the Toronto Congress Centre, Magna will host a large interactive exhibit and once again offer jobs to medallists in the Automation and Control, Industrial Millwright Mechanic and Mechatronics contests.
Two past mechatronics competitors, who went on to compete at WorldSkills 2017 and won bronze, currently work for Magna International in the Exteriors groups, having received job offers as part of their medal placing finish at past Skills Ontario Competitions, the release indicates.