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The 2017 Nova Scotia Skills Competition Is Just Around The Corner!

The 2017 Nova Scotia Skills Competition is just around the corner and we are proud to announce some exciting changes for 2017!

After a successful demonstration year in 2016, we have added Sprinkler Systems to our roster – in partnership with the UA Local 56. In addition, we are also re-introducing Brick Masonry.

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Volunteer of the Year Award – Dale Crawford

Volunteer of the Year Award

At Skills Canada – Nova Scotia, we work with hundreds of volunteers every year. These include: board members, teachers, instructors, industry reps, alumni, workshop facilitators, volunteers who plan & deliver our competitions and coaches who help train our competitors. These volunteers sit on committees and help create policies and strategic plans that strengthen our organization.

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2018 Nova Scotia Skills Competition – School Tour Registration

2018 Nova Scotia Skills Competition – School Tour Registration Form

If you would like to register a group of students to visit the Nova Scotia Skills Competition and Career
Showcase, please complete and submit this form to register your group.

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Spoken Word by Chris Gallant, Promotions Coordinator – Skills Canada – Nova Scotia

Hi, I’m Chris and my responsibility as the Promotions Coordinator with SCNS has been to hop into classrooms, from grades 8-12, to talk to students about their future – what they could be doing, what we offer, and you know, life. While doing that, I decided I want to do something the students would remember.

So, I crafted what I refer to as ‘spoken word’ piece, but more of an acapella rap to the students. I’d give my presentation, throw out my stats and stories, play a few games and then recap everything with the spoken word. Turns out, it was pretty good. Students were loving it. Then I got word I could perform it at the 2016 Skills Excellence Awards, and because of that, I’m able to share it with you! So check it out!

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2016 Skills Excellence Awards

Skills Excellence Awards

Our annual recognition and celebration event to recognize and give thanks to our partners and
volunteers, celebrate competitor achievements and highlight our successes from the past year.

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Skilled Futures – Fall Wrap Up

Skilled Futures – Fall Wrap Up

This fall the Skills team had the privilege of working with faculty, staff and student mentors at the NSCC Marconi, Kingstec, Pictou and Strait Area campuses to facilitate four Skilled Futures events.

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Essential Skills Workshops – Fall 2016

Essential Skills Workshops – Fall 2016

This fall the Skills team introduced a new programming opportunity for schools across the province, the Essential Skills Challenge.

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2016 International Abilympics – Silver Trio

2016 International Abilympics – Silver Trio

In 2016, for the first time ever, a Canadian flag was waving on the podium at the International Abilympics.

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Youth Attend Skilled Futures in Trades & Tech

Youth attend Skilled Futures in Trades & Tech 

Students in grades 8, 9 and 10 put together and sanded tool boxes, built circuits and worked with machinery on Wednesday as part of a Skills Canada event at the Pictou campus of the Nova Scotia Community College.

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