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2023 Skills Ontario a Big Success!

May 16, 2023
Skills Ontario brings together thousands of young people. Here they can navigate through many career possibilities. The ECAO and IBEW are avid supporters of this initiative.

Skills Ontario Fast Facts


That's Commitment!

For over 30 years The ECAO and the IBEW under the auspices of Joint Electrical Promotion Plan (JEPP) have financially supported Skills Ontario

Competitions Showcased at Skills Ontario
Electrical and Network Cabling Installations Competitors



for Grade 7 & 8 Students about exciting careers in electrical and communications



17 inspectors to judge electrical installations

30 IBEW/ECAO Volunteers + Hundreds of Hours

that culminated in the resounding success of the 2023 Skills Ontario Electrical and Network Cabling Installations Competition held May 1 to 3 at the Toronto Congress Center.

Did You Know...

George Kardaras, Training Director for IBEW Local 586 was a past medalist, as well as Terry Moore from Trade-Mark Industrial, and Electrical Inspector + Local 120 member Virginia Pohler to name a few!

in Fact...

Since 1998, 70% of the of the top 3 medalists have been IBEW Apprentices! #IBEWProud

It's a First!

Network Cabling Specialist

This year IBEW Local 353 created, designed and supervised the first Network Cabling Specialist (NCS) competition at Skills Ontario! 

Another First

IBEW Local 804 registered their grade 12 Pre-Apprenticeship students to compete in the Secondary Electrical Installations Competition. Congratulations to bronze medal winner, William McClurg, Local 804 pre-apprentice!

And the Winners Are...

Post Secondary Electrical Installations


Biagio Iannanatuono
IBEW Local 804
Tri-Electric Solutions


Curtis Reilly
IBEW Local 586


Tanner Hughes
IBEW Local 120
FM Sylvan

Post Secondary Network Cabling Installations


Sydney Emery
IBEW Local 105
APCI Communications


Rashawn Small
IBEW Local 353
Symtech Innovations


Brayden Kennedy
IBEW Local 804
The Plan Group

Secondary Electrical Installations


WIllian McClurg
IBEW Local 804

All IBEW Competitors

Post Secondary Electrical

Post Secondary Network Cabling

Post Secondary Network Cabling

Special Thanks

There are so many people behind the scenes that made this a great success – too many to list. However, special thanks to the following people who spearhead the work all year long

Theo Davis from Local 105, Jodi Hill, Daryl Mckinnon, Michael Nock & Brian Boersma from IBEW Local 353, Andrew Pereira from IBEW Local 353 & Buxton and Dawe Ltd., Thomas Gagnon IBEW Local 353 & Deerfield Electric, Virginia Pohler IBEW Local 120 & Electrical Inspector, Adam Hicks IBEW Local 804 & Alltrade Industrial Contractors and Richard Prasad from IBEW Local 804.

Highlights from the day

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