Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits the Nova Scotia Skills Competition

Prime Minister Trudeau will visit the Nova Scotia Skills Competition and highlight initiatives outlined in the 2017 budget.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) presents the Nova Scotia Skills Competition. Fifteen secondary and post-secondary competitions will take place, including architectural technology & design, carpentry, electrical installations, graphic design, industrial mechanic millwright, IT office software applications, job search, job skill demonstration, mechatronics, photography, public speaking, refrigeration and air conditioning, robotics, and video production.

Competitions will take place at NSCC Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth on April 7.  In addition to the competitions, spectators are invited to tour a Career Showcase featuring interactive booths and displays from industry-related companies and associations. Approximately 700 students from surrounding school boards are expected to tour the event.

Throughout the months of March and April, close to 300 students and apprentices will have competed in over 40 skilled trade and technology contest areas.

“Because of the contribution from many partners including the Government of Canada, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is able to offer innovative and engaging events and programming like the Nova Scotia Skills Competition that promote trade and technology careers to young Nova Scotians,” says Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia.  “The participation of the Prime Minister at the event demonstrates the importance the Government of Canada places on these valuable and important careers.”

Bronze, silver and gold medals will be awarded in each competition area. Most gold medalists then advance to the Skills Canada National Competition, taking place this June in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This event would not be made possible without the generous support of the Nova Scotia Community College, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, Department of Labour and Advanced Education (Post-Secondary Disability Services), and Employment and Social Development Canada.

In addition to the Nova Scotia Skills Competition, the NSCC Technology Showcase will also take place where students employ Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability to help shape their future – and Nova Scotia’s. See students demonstrate their work, meet with instructors and learn more about a wide range of programs.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence.