Essential Skills Youth Assembly 2019
Sponsored by RBC Foundation Future Launch Program
Held in conjunction with the Skills Canada National Competition, the Essential Skills Youth Assembly (formerly Essential Skills Youth Forum) provides a venue for young adults, aged 18-22, to discuss current trends in skilled trades and technology.
The theme for the 2019 ESYA was Building Relationships with Essential Skills: Preparing for the Skilled Trades of the Future. Facilitating the group this year was Alex Musial, Conference and Projects Manager at WorldSkills. Alex joined WorldSkills in 2013 as Conference Coordinator. She currently manages the bi-annual WorldSkills Champions Forum and Conference.
Previous Essential Skills Youth Assembly participants Erika Brown (AB) and Ryan Zantinge (ON) were the team leads who spearheaded this initiative.
The goal is to gather recommendations–from the voices at the table, who represent various regions across the country–on how to improve SCC activities. Conversations are guided by predetermined criteria and vary from year to year. Results from the Assembly mould a blueprint for SCC’s and its member organizations’ steps forward, allowing them to more effectively reflect today’s youth and the current trades and technologies landscape.
The ESYA is more than just a one-time platform for dialogue; it becomes a think tank of talented youth talking about those engaged in trades and technologies in Canada.
The Assembly has a lasting legacy–it sparks networking opportunities where strong relationships are formed and serves as a space where leadership potential is unveiled.
For more information, contact Marisa Sosa, Essential Skills Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org