8th annual SYTYKM video contest

The Ontario Mining Association, a not-for-profit organization, is hosting the 8th annual SYTYKM video contest for high school students. The contest challenges students to tell imaginative stories about the benefits of mining to society with 2- to 3-minute videos or a 15-second commercial. The contest, running from November 1, 2015 to April 4, 2016, offers $45,000 in cash and prizes to students and schools. Top videos earn from $2,500 to $5,000. Early bird entries are eligible for an additional $500. Any school that produces more than three videos can win $2,000. Teachers’ Choice Award voters are eligible for a $1,000 prize draw. The awards gala is on June 1, 2016, at the Royal Ontario Museum. Visit the Ontario Mining Association for more information

Are you retiring in the next 5 years?

Dear colleagues,

The Ontario Council for Technology Education is conducting a survey to determine how many teachers will be retiring in the next five years. The survey will take less than a minute to complete. The information gathered will assist in looking at the Technological Education program offered at some universities.

The survey is now closed.  Thank you for your participation.


We need to love our trades again.


All parents should know about Skills Canada. Skills Canada has just wrapped up a national competition where top students from across the country compete in their trade for gold and a spot on Team Canada to compete at World Skills, the Olympics of skilled trades.

 Skills Canada is important to me because it’s changing the way we think about the trades, and that will have a direct impact on our lives and our economy. Who builds the world? Trades.…….more


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