Hosted on an annual basis, the Skills Canada National Competition is Canada's largest national multi-trade and technology competition for Canadian students and apprentices.
It profiles careers in skilled trades and technologies to in a positive light for students, parents, and educators. Each year’s event attracts hundreds of secondary and post-secondary students from across Canada to compete in over 40 Olympic-style practical challenges that showcase their technical and leadership abilities in the areas of communications, construction trades, employment, manufacturing, transportation, and services.
The Skills Canada National Competition is eagerly anticipated by students, educators, industry and the public. This event serves several purposes. It provides:
An opportunity for youth, studying a trade or technology, to demonstrate and showcase their skills in and to challenge themselves in a competitive public arena.
A venue to raise awareness and to profile the trades and technologies in a positive light for youth, parents and educators.
An opportunity for industry and labour to share their expertise, knowledge and industry standards through sponsorship, technical chair and judging positions.
The Skills Canada National Competition, held under the supervision of the Skills Compétences Canada, is the first stage in building Team Canada for the World Skills Competition. Every even year (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 etc), the SCNC is a qualifying event for the following year’s World Skills Competition.
For more information , head to the Skills Compétences National website.