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Canada’s best go for gold at 15th Canadian Skills Competition

Skills/Compétences Canada, a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades an...


May 6, 2009  


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Skills/Compétences Canada, a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, will host the 15th Canadian Skills Competition, from May 20-23 in Charlottetown.

 

The national event brings together over 500 talented young Canadians who have successfully competed at the provincial and territorial level, and marks the 104 day countdown to WorldSkills Calgary 2009.

 

“The Canadian Skills Competition is the only event of its kind that recognizes excellence and raises awareness for skilled trades and technologies as a preferred career path for young Canadians,” said Shaun Thorson, Executive Director, Skills/Compétences Canada.

 

“From Carpentry, Automotive Technology, and Electrical Installations to IT/Software Applications, Graphic Design Technology and Mobile Robotics, the competition showcases traditional trade skills, along with new and emerging technology vocations that are critical to some of the fastest growing industries of Canada’s economy.”

 

Started in 1994, the Canadian Skills Competition is the only national, Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology competition of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country.

 

For agenda, logistics and registration information visit the Canadian Skills Competition at www.skills2009.ca.