Skills Canada National Competition Kicks Off Today
The Skills Canada National Competition kicks off today, June 4, in Toronto and students are away to the races in a battle of the trades against peers from across the country. A great way to connect with Canada’s skilled trades and technology workforce and to network with industry leaders, this event showcases the best the country has to offer.
Working their way through local, regional and provincial/territorial competitions, only students with the strongest skills and dedication reached the national level. Performing under the spotlight over the next few days, they’ll represent their home province/territory at the 2014 SCNC.
Trades, trades, trades. It’s a hot topic right now, with predictions of a skilled worker shortage in the near future and ample opportunity for the younger generation to get their foot in the door. The Skills Canada National Competition is trying to raise awareness about the skilled trades and technology sectors by providing a forum where students can engage in wholesome competition at a national level.
Sound too exciting to miss? ABC Life Literacy Canada and Skills Canada will be teaming up to bring live broadcasting from the competition floor on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 am and 1:00-2:00 pm. You’ll be able to hear industry leaders, employers, educational experts, Alumni, and participants speak about the importance of essential skills. The webcast is to be broadcast live at the following link: http://www.vvcnetwork.ca/abc/20140606/
If you’re in Toronto June 4-7, the competition is open to the general public and admission is free. If you’re a student at a local school, why not suggest your class visit the Skills Canada National Competition to learn about career opportunities and to enjoy hands-on learning at a variety of key events such as the Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities on display throughout the exhibition. These hands-on activities highlight the Essential Skills needed in the growing sectors of construction, manufacturing, transportation, employability, service, and information technology.
You can also listen to presentations about Essential Skills at the Essential Skills Stage where you can participate in on-stage challenges and interactive activities. Or drop by career zone exhibitor booths where 70 of Canada’s top employers, labour groups, associations, training institutions and government partners will be providing free information for attendees. All in all, even if you’re not a SCNC finalist, the event might be a career-altering experience that steers you down the path to future success.