Intermediate Challenges

Interested in learning about Code? Skills Canada has partnered with Brilliant Labs to offer a two-part coding challenge. Students will participate in a hands-on beginner workshop where they will learn the fundamentals and language of code through the completion of a group project. Students will complete the second part of the challenge by putting the

Public speaking is the process of speaking to an audience in a deliberate way so that you inform, influence, or entertain.The ability to communicate effectively is a critical skill in today’s workplace. Potential employers are looking for employees who have a variety of general skills and abilities. Transferable skills, such as interpersonal communications, organizational, analytical

Workplace Safety involves the implementation and maintenance of various techniques and methodologies in the workplace to ensure a healthy and safe workplace for everyone who has occasion to visit or work in the workplace. As a discipline Workplace Safety, may be referred to as Safety Engineering Technology, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Nursing, Health and Safety Management

There are few skills more important for securing work than the ability to impress a prospective employer during a job interview. Before setting out to market yourself, you must have a good knowledge of the product you are trying to promote. When hiring new staff, employers are generally looking for not only specific qualities related to

Graphic design offers a wide variety of career options as the skills involved are highly transferable. These professionals are responsible for enhancing the visual impact of reports, publications, advertising, commercials, videos, posters and digital media. Working on computers with specialized software programs, they use images, print styles and visual effects to communicate their message clearly and

Computer animators use software such as 3D StudioSkills or Animator Pro to produce animation for film, television and video. Specific examples of their creative work ranges from video games, television shows, computer simulations and educational modules to special effects for movies, websites and advertising. As in all productions of this kind, a substantial amount of preparation

Computer animators use software such as 3D Studio or Animator Pro to produce animation for film, television and video. Specific examples of their creative work ranges from video games, television shows, computer simulations and educational modules to special effects for movies, websites and advertising. As in all productions of this kind, a substantial amount of preparation

The ability to perform effective technical demonstrations is an important skill for everyone to possess. Students are required to do this throughout their academic years, as special school projects often have to be presented to classmates and teachers. These types of demonstrations are also necessary in the workforce, whether you are giving an update to a

Hairdressers help people to look and feel their best. They may be asked to curl, wave, perm, bleach, tint or dye a customer’s hair, or merely to cut and style it.  Each appointment begins with a consultation with the customer, to find out what they want done to their hair and offer potential options. They may

Website design is a relatively new occupation, involving the construction and maintenance of an internet home page. Working on computers with specialized software programs, designers are responsible for the overall arrangement and creation of the internet presentation, which usually includes links to other web pages, graphics, text, and lettering placed according to conceptual layouts and technical

ITs install and maintain multi-platform networking computer environments, a variety of data networks, and a diverse set of telecommunications infrastructures. ITs schedule information gathering for content in a multiple system environment. ITs are responsible for the operation, programming, and configuration of many pieces of electronics, hardware and software. ITs also investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve end-user

Modeled after Dragons Den, THE PITCH will give students the opportunity to present theirbusiness idea in front of a panel of business professionals. The challenge is designed to test the skills of entrepreneurship. An entrepreneur is someone who is able to solve problems and ultimately, figure out how to make money solving problems. Entrepreneurs come in

A photographer uses various techniques, such as enhancing lighting or using specialized filters or lenses, to set the scene for film or digital photographs. Photographers who shoot digital images then upload them to a computer, while those who use film cameras outsource their film for processing or develop it themselves. Photographers also use computer software

This competition area involves the use of the Microsoft Office application software. Microsoft Office is used widely in businesses throughout Canada and around the world. As a result, more and more businesses require personnel who are fluent in the applications of Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. These personnel can archive and retrieve electronic files,

A career in television and video production offers ample opportunity to move from entry-level positions to a variety of specialties. Newcomers to the business often start out performing duties such as lighting, staging and recording, or operating camera dollies and microphone booms. Mid-level positions include developing and editing film, producing storyboards, and videotaping or audio recording

Due to improvements in computers and the increasing use of robots, companies must now be able to access and apply these emerging technologies in the design and manufacture of products to remain competitive.  The ability to prove that the basic design works, called rapid prototyping, and concurrent engineering, the process in which a design is evaluated

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