As you may know, our country needs more skilled trade workers to grow our economy. Between 2019 and 2028, about 700,000 skilled trade workers are expected to retire. Through the Skills Canada National Competition, Skills/Compétences Canada is #CreatingPossibilities in the skilled trades and technologies for youth and their future.
Last month, 350 students and apprentices from across the country competed for the title of national champion in over 45 Skill Areas at the Vancouver Convention Centre and virtually, at the 2022 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), in Vancouver. The complete list of medalists is available here.
SCNC is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. During SCNC Canada’s best in skilled trades and technologies compete to become the national champion in their respective discipline.
SCNC 2022 was attended by over 2,700 visiting students from the province of British Columbia. Stakeholders representing industry, labour, government, education and not-for- profit organizations, and alumni including the National Alumni Committee, were also onsite to promote the skilled trades and technologies. Visitors had the opportunity to participate in over 40 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities, which provided hands-on experience, and demonstrated what these careers are all about. At SCNC 2022, Creativity & Innovation, one of the nine plus one Skills for Success, was highlighted throughout the event.
Through these competitions, Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) seeks to get Canada’s youth, including under-represented groups such as women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities, to consider skilled trade and technology careers as a rewarding option.
Check out the event photos on Flickr, watch the livestream of the competition and the Ceremonies on YouTube, and see the highlight video to relive the excitement of the competition. Stay tuned for the recap document of SCNC Vancouver 2022, which will be posted on SCC’s website and shared on our social media channels this summer.
Join us next year at the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from May 24 to 27. Check out our website in the coming months for more information.