• Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
Welcome to Skills Canada Northwest Territories


Skills Canada NWT is a non-profit dedicated to promoting careers in skilled trades and technology to northern youth. We do this by organizing programs and events each year for youth throughout the NWT.


Skills Canada NWT is looking for volunteers to get involved with events and programs that give youth a chance to learn about skilled trades and technology.

Skills Canada NWT is a registered charity whose mission is to promote careers in skilled trades and technology for youth. We do this through a number of exciting programs such as Skills Clubs, Youth Conferences, Territorial Skills Competitions, and more.

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  1. Skills Clubs Coaches: People with experience in skilled trades and technology are needed to coach youth for about two hours per week, exposing them to new challenges and preparing interested youth for the Territorial Skills Competition. Skills Clubs give youth around the NWT valuable opportunities to try a skilled trades or technology field without much cost or long-term commitment. People with formal training (such as journeypersons) are preferred, but anyone with a love of their trade or technology and an ability to teach it safely is welcome.

Skills Canada NWT provides financial and administrative support for our Skills Clubs.

  1. Youth Conference Mentors: Every fall in Yellowknife, Skills Canada NWT hosts Power Up! Youth Conferences for young women and men in Grade 8. At these conferences, we offer youth hands-on workshops in various occupations, especially those related to skilled trades and technology. We are looking for individuals and workplaces that are willing to host 90 minute workshops for small groups of youth on these days.
  2. Technical Chairs and Judges: On the third Tuesday in April each year, Skills Canada NWT hosts its annual Territorial Skills Competition in Yellowknife. We have a number of contests we offer annually and we are hoping to add new contests each year. To do this, we need Technical Chairs to coordinate the contests and Judges to evaluate the competitors and support the Technical Chair. If you are a qualified expert in a trade or technology field and you want to see more youth considering these careers, please consider getting involved. Journeypersons/experts from throughout the NWT are welcome; travel assistance will be provided for getting to the Territorial Skills Competition. We will also need sponsorship for these new contests and judges for some of our existing trades and technology contests.
  3. In addition to the Territorial Skills Competition, we offer Regional Skills Competitions each winter for secondary students in smaller communities throughout the NWT. The NWT-North Regional Skills Competition is held in Inuvik for youth from the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu, while the NWT-South Regional Skills Competition in Fort Smith serves youth from the Deh Cho, South Slave, and Tlicho communities. We are always looking for more Technical Chairs, Judges, and volunteers for these events.  


Contact our office for more information about any of these opportunities or other ways in which we can work together to achieve our mission of promoting careers in skilled trades and technology for northern youth.


Jan Fullerton

Executive Director
Skills Canada NWT
5011 - 44th Street
P.O. Box 1403, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2P1
Fax: (867) 873-8197 (please confirm receipt of fax)
Email: skillsnt @ skillscanada.com (no spaces)

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