Join Us For The 2021 Skills Canada Virtual National Competition For An Exciting Day Of Career Exploration!

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 9, 2021 – Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) is hosting the 2021 Skills Canada Virtual National Competition (SCVNC), a one-day interactive FREE virtual event of career exploration, on June 15th,  beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

WHAT 
This event will feature competition highlights and “learn about a skill” videos and information in 45 skilled trade and technology areas that are typically represented at the Skills Canada National Competition. You can expect to engage in many lively sessions and demonstrations on two stages in the virtual platform.  On the Main Stage you will find several on demand sessions including a welcome from the Honourable Minister Carla Qualtrough, informative Tips and Tutorials from Industry Professionals, a Women in Trades presentation featuring Mandy Renahan, CEO of Freshco (not the grocery store!), a live session with a Q & A featuring HGTV’s Kate Campbell and Sebastian Clovis, and much more. On the Essential Skills Stage, there will be two live sessions: one on Canadian Polytechnics and one on #EndSkilledTradesStigma with HGTV Celebrity Sherry Holmes. There will also be many on-demand sessions such as: Trading Trades featuring Skills Canada alumni showcasing their skills, an Essential Skills panel discussion with a focus on disability and inclusion, and many more. The platform will feature a fun scavenger hunt and trivia challenge where attendees can win great prizes. This will be an opportunity for students to learn more about the wide variety of interesting and lucrative careers that exist in the skilled trade and technology sectors.

For more information, visit www.skillscompetencescanada.com, check out the Main Stage and Essential Skills Stage agendas and view our SCVNC promo video. Media are asked to confirm their attendance in advance by contacting Michèle Rogerson at micheler@skillscanada.com or 343-883-7545 ext. 509.

WHO 

Skills/Compétences Canada, hundreds of skilled trade and technology competitors from across Canada, its 13 provincial/territorial Member Organizations, over 70 of their industry, education and government partners, SCC Alumni, HGTV celebrity guests, and government representatives, will be participating in this exciting event to inform Canadians about the importance of skilled trade and technology careers. Hundreds of students, apprentices, teachers and career seekers from across Canada will attend this virtual career exploration event.

WHEN
This one-day interactive virtual event will be held on June 15, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT followed by the Virtual Awards Ceremony taking place from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT.

WHERE 
SCVNC 2021 will be held on a virtual platform. SCC will be also be posting information on their social media platforms throughout the day including FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn. #SCVNC2021

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. For more information, visit www.skillscanada.com. Follow Skills/Compétences Canada on TwitterFacebookYouTubeFlickrInstagram and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Michèle Rogerson, micheler@skillscanada.com, T. 613-266-4771.