Over 550 students and apprentices from across the country competed from May 27-30, 2019, for the title of national champion in 44 skill areas at the Halifax Exhibition Centre.
Medals were awarded to the top competitors in six skilled trade and technology sectors: transportation, construction, manufacturing and engineering, information technology, service, and employment.
Some of the manufacturing automation skills areas included mobile robotics, precision machining, mechatronics, CNC machining and industrial control.
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During the SCNC, approximately 7,500 student visitors, industry leaders, government officials and several industry celebrities were in attendance to take part in some of the onsite activities such as the Essential Skills Stage and over 50 Try-A-Trade and technology activities.
The goal and objective of the SCNC is to engage Canadian youth and promote all of the exciting careers that are available to them in the skilled trades and technologies. It is the only national multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country.
“Events like the Skills Canada National Competition provide a platform for competitors to demonstrate and develop their skills to be more prepared for the world of work,” says Shaun Thorson, chief executive officer, Skills/Compétences Canada. “It also gives young Canadians who have never been exposed to skilled trades and technology careers a chance to learn about these occupations through experiential activities.”
Here’s a complete list of Skills Canada 2019 winners. See more photos from the event below.
The 2020 Skills Canada National Competition will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 28 – 29, 2020.
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