The Skills Ontario Competition is back at the Toronto Congress Centre and Edge Factor is pulling out all the stops, as most of our Canadian and USA teams prepare to film, judge, host booths, and make a lasting impact!
The Skills Ontario Competition (SOC) will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre on May 1 and 2, 2023 with the Closing Ceremonies on the morning of May 3, 2023. The Skills Ontario team says this provincial competition will offer “a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best of the best in their field. Over the two and a half days, they turn the heads of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze medals - and some with monetary awards, too - and the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition. From there, competitors could be headed to a WorldSkills Competition.”
At Edge Factor, we believe that inspiration impacts career exploration and we’re excited to push back the edge of what’s possible as we provide educators and industry partners with high-impact multimedia tools and help students move forward in their career journey! To that point, it will be difficult to miss the Edge Factor team at the event, as we’ll be bringing “George” - our giant 38 ft long mobile studio tour bus!
Our team’s participation in this event will encompass a variety of activities! We will be recording footage for an exclusive video to be showcased during the Closing Ceremonies, hosting booths at the various conferences, capturing photos of tools and rockstar students in action, and building relationships with everyone we meet.
The Bus Booth
Our massive bus booth will be the main Edge Factor attraction, where students, educators, industry leaders and parents will be able meet our team, who are passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and makers.
People who take a picture at our bus booth can win Edge Factor merch too!
Educators, OYAP Recruiters, SHSM, Co-op and Tech Teachers and Guidance Counsellors are all welcome to meet our Community Team at the bus to learn about their access to the Edge Factor platform and ask questions. Students, parents/ guardians and families can meet us at the bus to take a photo, earn Edge Factor merch and discover the inspiring tools Edge Factor creates to help learners of all ages on their career journey.
Filming Content & Presenting at the Closing Ceremonies
With so many contests and competitions jam-packed into the Monday and Tuesday activities, how can we celebrate it all? Well, Edge Factor’s film crew will be covering as much as we possibly can, and editing the highlights into a high-impact video for the Closing Ceremonies! Our Founder Jeremy Bout will be on stage on Wednesday’s Closing Ceremony to present this video and share a couple of key takeaways from this incredible event.
Hosting Booths at SOC Conferences
It’s a full agenda as the event features contests for students from Grades 4 to 12, and post-secondary students as well. There will be workshops, hands-on exhibits, AND conferences! Edge Factor team members will be at SOC’s Young Women’s Conference for Grades 7 - 8 and 9 -12, the First Nations, Meti, and Intuit Students Conference, and the Guidance Counsellors. As attendees walk in and grab their seats, high-impact Edge Factor media will be cast on the big screens. Moreover, we will have a booth set up at each conference to meaningfully connect with attendees and share relevant story-driven resources.
Judging the Elementary TV Contest
We’re excited that Jonathan Reitsma from the Edge Factor team will be one of the star judges for the Elementary TV Video Contest on Monday, May 1, 2023.
“We’ve collaborated with Skills Ontario on many projects over the years because we share Skills Ontario's mission "to champion and stimulate the development of world-class technological and employability skills in Ontario youth.” said Jeremy Bout, “I am stoked to not only be hosting a booth at the event but to be invited to tell the story of the competition from behind the lens, to present at the closing ceremony and to share this experience with my team. We’re all looking forward to it - see you there!”
Edge Factor’s smart platform and story-driven tools inspire people to explore, prepare, and connect on their career journey. Together with schools, companies, and service providers, we empower learners of all ages to discover careers and get connected to real-world opportunities.
Learn more about the event!
Registrations are open! Visit the Skills Ontario Competition event page to learn more.
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