National Skilled Trade and Technology Week 2020

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Mark your calendars! Stay connected during the 2020 National Skilled Trades and Technology Week.

Although 2020 will have a different look and format, Skills Canada’s ultimate goal has not changed: To create and increase awareness of the rewarding and lucrative career opportunities in the trade and technology sectors.

The plan for this year is to host activities on virtual platforms through fun, engaging formats that will educate parents, teachers, guidance counsellors and youth about skilled trade and technology career choices.

We will work with our many partners, educators, volunteers, alumni and member organizations to reach youth across the country. As always, we will begin with our official launch on November 3 to kick off the week of events that will be taking place across the country.

The launch and the week’s activities will be linked to the nine Essential Skills with a focus on the importance of Digital.

Join our virtual party for lots of things to see and do!

Information and agenda to follow in the coming weeks.

What is National Skilled Trades and Technology Week (NSTTW)?
NSTTW is a key date in the annual Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) calendar. The goal of this week-long event is to promote and host awareness raising events around the many career opportunities in skilled trades and technology in Canada. During NSTTW organizations from across Canada get involved with SCC in a “hands-on” way to promote skilled trades and technology careers to youth, parents and the public.

Why is it happening?
It is clear that skilled trade and technology careers are important for our economy and an excellent career path for many young Canadians. Yet many Canadians either do not know what trade careers look like or what they entail. This week of events and information is dedicated to raise awareness through insight into the career options available.

Skills/Compétences Canada’s plan is to work with its member organizations and partners to facilitate and host skilled trades and technology activities in regions across Canada, to engage business and political leaders in discussions about the importance of these careers for our country, to focus media attention on these careers and to highlight those individuals that pursued these paths themselves.


  • Get Canada’s youth thinking about skilled trade and technology careers as a viable, interesting option.
  • Get Canada’s youth to engage in projects/experiences involving skilled trades and technology, fostering conversations between industries, teachers and students.
  • To engage with industry thought leaders and political decision makers creating a dialogue focused on the importance of encouraging uptake in skilled trades and technology careers to ensure that Canada remains at the forefront of competitive advantage in global economies.


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*Note: Schedule and Event details subject to change.