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Vale Canada Limited Renews their Sponsorship to Support the Skills Canada National Competition

Vale Canada Limited has renewed their sponsorship as Official Sponsor of the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition, in Winnipeg.

OTTAWA, Ontario, January 12, 2023Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC), a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in the skilled trades and technologies, is proud to announce that Vale Canada Limited, a global company that practices sustainable mining to improve life and transform the future, will support the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), in Winnipeg, as an Official Sponsor. This partnership has continued to grow since its initial inception in 2015.

Their generous support will enable SCC to better promote careers in the skilled trades and technologies to students and apprentices in Canada through this important event. Approximately 10,000 students from Manitoba are expected to attend SCNC Winnipeg 2023. In addition to watching the competitors, they will have the opportunity to participate in over 50 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities throughout the two-day event.

“We are excited to renew this partnership with Skills/Compétences Canada to promote careers in the skilled trades to our future workforce through the Skills Canada National Competition. We look forward to connecting with youth to empower them by providing opportunities for careers in the mining industry,” said Christine Marcelino, Global Talent Manager for Vale’s Base Metals Business.

On May 25 and 26, 2023, at the RBC Convention Centre, labour groups, industry partners, government officials, educators, and youth will gather in Winnipeg where over 550 students and apprentices will compete in more than 40 skilled trade and technology Skill Areas. SCC is pleased to be working with Vale Canada Limited for this year’s competition. They are an instrumental partner, and they will be onsite to support several Skill Areas.

“By signing on as a sponsor for the Skills Canada National Competition, industry partners can engage with youth and educate them about the great careers that are available in the skilled trades and technologies. Through our partnership with Vale Canada Limited, we are able to raise awareness of careers in mining and the skills needed to be successful,” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer, Skills/Compétences Canada.

According to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, approximately 60,000 mining workers will retire by 2030, creating a significant labour shortage in this industry.

About Vale Canada Limited

Vale S.A.’s base metals business is one of the world’s largest producers of high-quality nickel and an important producer of copper and responsibly sourced cobalt. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and operations in Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Manitoba, Indonesia and Brazil, the business delivers critical building blocks for a cleaner, greener future. For more information, visit www.vale.com.

About Skills/Compétences Canada

Skills Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not-for-profit organization with Member 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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