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Canadian Lacrosse League and Skills/Compétences Canada Announce Multi-Year Partnership

OTTAWA, Ontario, January 29, 2021 – The Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) is pleased to announce that it has joined Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) as an Association Partner. This multi-year partnership will allow SCC and CLL to work together in promoting skilled trade and technology careers to Canadian youth, our future skilled workforce.

Programming and events like those offered by Skills/Compétences Canada, such as their upcoming Level Up! With Skills Canada event on February 25th, ensure that youth are informed on the many education and career pathways that they can pursue. There are many lucrative and exciting career opportunities that are available to them in the skilled trades and technologies and through these events they are encouraged to explore these options.

“The Canadian Lacrosse League is excited to partner with Skills/Compétences Canada to engage our players and educate them on the vast career paths that exist in the skilled trades and technologies”, said Chris Fox, Founder and President of the CLL.“Through this partnership our league will empower players to use lacrosse as a vehicle to explore rewarding career paths – the first in our education and career development initiatives.”.

“Skills/Compétences Canada is proud to forge this new partnership with CLL to promote the incredibly important and essential careers in the skilled trades and technologies to their community of players, coaches and other stakeholders across the country,” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer,Skills/Compétences Canada.

About The Canadian Lacrosse League 
The Canadian Lacrosse (CLL) League was established in 2016 as a Founding Member Nation (Canada) of International Indoor Junior Lacrosse (IIJL) to compete annual in the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship (WJLC). The CLL  is the first major junior lacrosse league in Canada with intra-league competition in the Ontario Lacrosse League (OLL) and Western Lacrosse League (WLL) culminating in a CLL National Championship.

For more information about CLL, visit canadianlacrosseleague.com and connect with the CLL on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

About Skills/Compétences Canada 
Skills Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not-for-profit organization with partner Skills Canada organizations in each of the provinces/territories that work with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trade and technology careers among Canadian youth. Its unique position among private and public-sector partners enables it to work toward securing Canada’s future skilled labour needs while helping young people discover rewarding careers. Skills Canada offers experiential learning opportunities including skilled trade and technology competitions for hundreds of thousands of young Canadians through regional, provincial/territorial, national and international events, as well as skilled trade awareness programs. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Skills/Compétences Canada is the Canadian Member organization of WorldSkills.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Michèle Rogerson, micheler@skillscanada.com, T. 343-883-7545 ext. 509.

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