17th Skills Canada National Competition Concludes
GATINEAU - Skills/Compétences Canada, a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, has announced the results of the 17th Skills Canada National Competition, which took place June 1-4, 2011 in Québec, QC. The national Competition brought together over 500 competitors, 3,000 delegates and over 150 industry sponsors and partners.
The Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country. The two-day competition took place at the Centre de Foires, ExpoCité where 40 different events were showcased in six major trades and technology categories: transportation, construction, manufacturing, information and technology, service and employment.
The Competition featured 40 different assigned projects created by industry and education representatives of the Skills/Compétences Canada National Technical Committee. Competitors were evaluated by independent judges from the respective industry sectors, who based their decisions on industry standards and established work practices, including such criteria as quality of work, safety, cleanliness, skill level and creativity. www.skillscanada.com.