Manufacturing AUTOMATION

National Skilled Trades and Technology Week includes model wind turbine challenge

September 19, 2011
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Skills/Compétences Canada will be promoting and hosting events during National Skilled Trades and Technology Week in Canada – November 1-7, 2011 – to raise awareness of skilled trades and technology careers to parents, youth and the general public.
This year’s theme is energy, and will include a model wind turbine challenge at the official launch of the week’s events at the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, Ont. During the challenge, students (in gender-mixed teams of four) will be given a set of materials and two hours to design and construct a working model wind turbine. The turbine needs to be solidly constructed and be able to generate electrical power.

In addition to the model wind turbine challenge, Skills/Compétences Canada will facilitate and host skilled trade and technical activities in regions across Canada, to engage business and political leaders in discussions about the importance of these careers. Contact your Skills/Compétences Canada Provincial/Territorial office to find out what is happening in your region.

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