CONTEST DESCRIPTIONS

The location, date, and time for each contest area can be found below. For each contest, there is also a contest description that identifies the purpose of the challenge, criteria, the number of competitors, the skills to be tested, the duration of the contest, prerequisites, equipment and materials, and how judging will work.

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Description:
Develop characters and tell a story by creating a hand drawn storyboard and turning it into a 2D movie using Adobe Flash.

Please note:
This is a provincial competition only.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Truro Campus
Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Display skills in sheet metal fabrication, cable tensioning, and complete a Canadian Aviation Regulations Exam as well as a weight and balance report.

Please note:
Only students who take part in the pre-competition are eligible.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Aviation Institute/ Dartmouth Gate Campus
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8:00 AM

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Description:
Perform a manicure, facial, and professional makeup application.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Strait Area Campus
226 Reeves Street
Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Design a commercial, multi-use building to client requirements.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Demonstrate skills in various tasks such as rocker panel and centre post sectioning, plastics repair, measuring, damage analysis, and information retrieval.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Install the required wiring and develop a user program to control motors in an industrial process.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Strait Area Campus – Room 248
Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:00 AM

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Description:
Inspect, repair, and adjust auto parts including the engine, brakes, fuel systems, electrical system, and suspension/steering.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Kingstec Campus
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Bake items such as marzipan figurines, French pastry, mousse-style cake, and assorted chocolates.

Please note:
THIS IS A TWO-DAY COMPETITION – April 7 & 8, 2016. Competitors must provide a portfolio – see details below.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 AM

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Description:
Display safe working practices while repairing a dent, and priming and refinishing the surface.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Display great workmanship, accuracy, and finishes, as well as workplace safety.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 AM

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Description:
Program and operate machining and turning centers.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Kingstec Campus
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Create and present a three-course meal.
Please note:
THIS IS A TWO-DAY COMPETITION – April 7 & 8, 2016
Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 AM

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Description:
Perform residential, commercial, and industrial wiring tasks.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 7:00 AM

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Description:
Construct, analyze, and troubleshoot multiple circuits, reverse engineer an electronic circuit, and demonstrate skills in hand-soldering, interpreting diagrams, and using measuring equipment.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Kingstec Campus
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Display knowledge of industry standards and design principles to create accurate files and creative designs using Adobe programs.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 9:00 AM

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Description:
Perform a ladies bridal long hair with bridal ornamentation and a ladies fashion cut, color and style.
Please note:
Only competitors ages 21 and under as of December 31, 2016 will be eligible to continue on to the Skills Canada National Competition.

Location/Date/Time:
Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:00 AM

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Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Kingstec Campus
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:00 AM

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Description:
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in welding, fluid power, machining, and assembly of a pump and motor.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Create, edit, and format documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Demonstrate skills in measuring, computer-aided drafting, and 3D modeling.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
As a duo, assemble and commission a scaled down automated machine.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 AM

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Description:
Perform live event photography by documenting the competitions taking place on site.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Create proper drawings and perform accurate measuring, calculating, and system testing while demonstrating safety skills.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Kingstec Campus
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:00 AM

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Description:
Demonstrate skills using a conventional engine lathe and conventional milling machine.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Kingstec Campus
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:45 AM

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Description:
Install, operate, maintain, and repair refrigeration system components and equipment.
Please note:
There will be an orientation at 5:30 pm the day before the competition (April 7, 2016) in room 3640 BSVT Shop at the NSCC Waterfront Campus Woodside Wing, 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth, NS.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 AM

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Location/Date/Time:
UA Local 56
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Display an ability to read and interpret blueprints by welding materials accordingly.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 AM

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Secondary Competitions

Description:
As a duo, develop characters and tell a story by creating a hand drawn storyboard and turning it into a 2D movie using Adobe Flash.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Truro Campus
Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Bake items such as bread, cookies, french pastry and an occasion cake.
Please note:
THIS IS A TWO-DAY COMPETITION – April 7 & 8, 2016. Competitors must provide a portfolio – see details below.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 AM

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Description:
Display great workmanship, accuracy, and finishes, as well as workplace safety.
Please note:
This competition is done using METRIC.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Strait Area Campus – Room 293
Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:00 AM

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Description:
Create and present a three-course meal.
Please note:
THIS IS A TWO-DAY COMPETITION – April 7 & 8, 2016

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
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Description:
Perform residential and commercial wiring tasks.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Strait Area Campus – Room 283

Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
The competition evaluates a competitor’s knowledge of computer hardware and software.
Please note:
This is a demonstration contest and therefore provincial only. If 2016 is a success, it will become an official contest area in 2017 with the gold medalist continuing on to the Skills Canada National Competition.

Location/Date/Time:
Yarmouth Mariners Centre

Saturday, March 5, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Create a resume and cover letter, and get interviewed for the position (fictional).

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 10:30 AM

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Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 8:30 AM

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Description:
Perform live event photography by documenting the competitions taking place on site.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 AM

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Description:
Prepare and deliver a five to seven minute speech on an assigned topic.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus
Friday, April 8, 2016 12:30 PM

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Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Akerley Campus
TBD

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Description:
As a duo, plan, write, shoot, edit, and present a 1 m 30s video.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Waterfront Campus

Friday, April 8, 2016 7:45 AM

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Description:
Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret blueprints and welding symbols, and weld materials in compliance with industry standards.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Strait Area Campus
Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:30 AM
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Description:
Demonstrate workplace health and safety knowledge, assess and provide recommendations for a hazardous situation, and give a five- to ten-minute safety presentation.

Location/Date/Time:
NSCC Strait Area Campus

Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:30 AM

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