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Read on for an update on Provincials, our winter programming, and a message from our Alumni Association!

SCNL’s Diversity Initiative is hosting an array of events targeted towards New Canadians, Indigenous Women and Youth, and Older/Experienced Workers. Winter 2021 events and workshops include a Skilled Futures for Women ‘Women in their Second Careers’ workshop, an Entrepreneur Spotlight event with Indigenous Women, a Union Roundtable for Indigenous Apprentices, an Entrepreneurial Workshop for Indigenous Women, a ‘Youth Teaching Adults’ program with our partners, and a Green Energy Challenge!

Email Project Coordinator Jess Rice at for more information on SCNL’s diversity initiatives and programming.

SCNL’s Employer Engagement department will be hosting a number of workshops and information sessions including ‘Professional Development’ with Community Centre Alliance, ‘Adults Getting Back into the Workforce’, ‘Working with Others’ featuring ABC Life Literacy, ‘The Importance of Communication’ with IABC, ‘Job Shadowing’ featuring iDesign, and ‘Employer Skilled Futures’ featuring MYSA. For event dates and times,
please visit the SCNL Facebook page and

Contact Project Coordinator Keshia Lockyer for more information, questions, or inquiries in participating in any of the employer-related events at


SCNL will be hosting various Skilled Futures events throughout the Winter which include events that participants receive their very own kits to complete a task that exposes them to a certain skilled career. SCNL will also be hosting various Skilled Futures for Women events that highlight’s the International Women’s Film Festival and females in their second career.

For more information on the Skilled Futures program and how to get involved, please reach out to Program Manager, Rebecca Lawlor at

SCNL’s ENTER:Preneur program is delivered in collaboration with the NL Association of CBDC’s and provides youth with the necessary skills to translate their skilled trades and technology skills into successful self-employment. SCNL offers Dragon’s Lair Simulations to students where they develop a business plan and pitch their idea to a panel of “dragons”. As well, SCNL offers Apprenticeship Conferences that provide apprentices with the tools and knowledge to become successfully self-employed.

For more information or to book a program, please email our ENTER:Preneur Project Coordinator, Lindsay Newman, at


This year’s Provincial competition will be held virtually! Get registered today at

Join us for the Annual Skilled Careers Week featuring Skilled Futures events, Dragons’ Lair simulations, apprenticeship conferences, a virtual career fair, and much more!

Keep your eyes on the next newsletter for more information or email
Competitions Manager Deanne Oliver at

Greetings from the SCNL Alumni Association! We hope everyone had a safe winter break and a happy new year; with that being said we are so glad to be back in school and engaging with our alumni once more! We have lots of things in the works for this year, but the one we are most eager to share is our commemorative alumni magazine coming out early February. The magazine will feature alumni way back from our very first Skills Canada NL competition in 1998 up to how we’ve changed now! Super excited to share this with everyone and for all our upcoming events. Stay
tuned on our social media for more ways to get involved.


Tyler Hiscock and Ally Wragg
President and Vice-President of the SCNL Alumni Association