Annual Skilled Career Day

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We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

Annual Skilled Career Day is Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador's largest event. 

Cancellation Notice

Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020

* The health and safety of students, volunteers, supporters and staff is the top priority for Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador. In light of the global and national spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Skilled Career Day and Provincial Competitions scheduled for Friday, March 20th is cancelled.

Over the coming weeks, as the situation continues to evolve, SCNL will collaborate with partners and evaluate if competitions can be rescheduled; SCNL will inform all of any new developments / plans.

When: TBD

This day is dedicated to celebrating the work of skilled trades-people and technologists and highlighting the array of rewarding career opportunities available in these sectors. Attractions of Annual Skilled Career Day include Try-A-Trade® Demonstrations, a career showcase, guided tours, a partners reception and a Skills Futures for Women Conference. The most prominent event of the day, however, is the Skills Canada Provincial Competition at which nearly 300 students from across the province compete in over 40 skill areas for medals of gold, silver and bronze. Gold medal winners go on to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition. Annual Skilled Career Day closes with an awards ceremony where business and industry leaders address competition participants and the day's top performers receive their medals. 

Try-A-Trade® Demonstrations

Professional trades-people and technologists welcome guests to experience their crafts at the Try-A-Trade® Demonstrations. This hands-on experience provides a tangible understanding of the work of skilled trades-people and technologists and, in many cases, offers participants their first opportunity to handle such equipment.

Career Showcase

On Annual Skilled Career Day, the gymnasium at the Prince Phillip Drive Campus of the College of the North Atlantic is an exhibition space showcasing champions of the Skills Movement from industrial, educational and governmental bodies. These representatives offer Annual Skilled Career Day participants the chance to interact with local trade and technology leaders and learn more about the opportunities and support available for these careers in our communities.

Guided Tours

The College of the North Atlantic Prince Phillip Drive Campus is the main venue for Annual Skilled Career Day events. With so much to take in on this very energetic day, guided tours offer guests and participants an organized view of all activities taking place on campus. 

Partners Reception

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador sincerely appreciates the assistance of its supporters. The Partners Reception allows active participants in the Skills Movement to come together on this significant day and celebrate each other's efforts in promoting careers in skilled trades and technologies.

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