Annual Skilled Career Week is Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador's largest event.
Annual Skilled Career Week is happening virtually from April 19-24, 2021 and will feature a variety of immersive activities and events for students of all ages to engage with. Skills Canada NL's Annual Skilled Career Week will feature the 2021 Skills Canada Provincial Competition which invites secondary and post-secondary students from across the province to participate in competitions in skilled trade and technology careers.
When: April 19 - 24, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.