It’s a Wrap for the First Round of the Let’s Talk Careers Competition!

Congratulations to the winners of the first round of the Let’s Talk Careers Competition! Nearly 6,000 participants from 200 schools across Canada participated in this competition, which was presented by Skills/Compétences Canada and Let’s Talk Science on the ChatterHigh platform. Together the schools explored over 444,916 career and post-secondary pathways and earned over $25,000 in cash prizes!

This round there was some fierce competition from coast to coast on who would come out on top of the leaderboards, and in the end the winning schools were:

W.J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford, BC
Kalamalka Secondary in Vernon, BC
Grace Christian School in Charlottetown, PEI
Elkhorn School in Elkhorn, MB.

The Most Informed School portion of the competition included several divisions based on the school population size. Here are the winners:

AAAA division (>1000 students):

1- W.J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford, BC
2- Kennebecasis Valley High School in Rothesay, NB
3- Oromocto High School in Oromocto, NB.

AAA division (500-999 students):

1- Kalamalka Secondary in Vernon, BC, and Olds High School from Olds, AB
2- West Hants Middle School in Newport, NS

AA division (100-499 students):

1- Grace Christian School
2- Hope Christian School in Champion, AB
3- École Notre-Dame in Notre-Dame, NB.

A division (<100 students):

1- Elkhorn School in Elkhorn, MB
2- Canterbury High School in Ottawa, ON
3- Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown, NL.

The top schools received cash prizes and the first place schools in the AAAA, AAA, and AA divisions received prize packs from Dewalt and Lincoln Electric, which included some great prizes such as welding gear and brushless power tools for the schools. Thanks to the SCC partners for these wonderful donations.

Students were also entered into an individual competition that awarded cash bursaries to the top students who answered the most questions correctly. Of the 5,500 student participants, 242 students went above and beyond, and answered enough quizzes to win individual prizes.

Join us for the second round of the Let’s Talk Careers Competitions in the spring of 2021, from April 12 to May 21! To learn more about the competition click here and to hear from one of the top participants as well as representatives from Skills Canada, ChatterHigh and Let’s Talk Science, check out this Streamyard Chat.

About the Let's Talk Careers Competition:

Skills/Compétences Canada has partnered with Let’s Talk Science and ChatterHigh to offer an exciting opportunity to engage students in career discovery and exploration. The ChatterHigh platform is offering students the opportunity to discover careers in the skilled trades and technologies while having fun!

Students from across Canada will have the opportunity to answer a 10 question quiz each day to earn points towards their personal leaderboards and their school. These quizzes allow them to explore thousands of career options that they may not have been exposed to. The schools with the highest ranking at the end of each round will win a cash prize, and the students who answered the most questions right in the time period will also win personal cash bursaries!
There are $50,000 in cash prizes available to be won!

Competition Dates

Fall 2020: October 26 to December 4
Spring 2021: April 12 to May 21