Trades & Technology Apprenticeship
Skills Competitions - Skills Alberta
Its goals include:
- improve public perception of the importance of trades and technology careers
- promote career path opportunities in trades and technology
- enhance the quality of technology education
- develop and maintain strong ties between industry, education, government and labour
- encourage students to recognize the value of completing both secondary and post-secondary education for their personal development and future career
High school students participate in regional skills competitions such as the one Lakeland College hosts each spring.
About 700 students participate. But even more students are exposed to skilled trades and technology by touring the competition and the associated Skills City trade fair of top employers. Schools can register for a field trip.
Skills Alberta also hosts a Girls Exploring Trades & Technology (GETT) Conference.
For more information about provincial skills competitions, see the Alberta Skills Competition website.
|Become a Skills School & Participate|
|To participate in Skills Canada Alberta programs including regional skills competition, cardboard boat races, school tours and the Girls Exploring Trades conference, your school must first become a Skills School.
Register online to become a Skills School. It's free. However there are fees for particular competitions. The highest fee is $50 and the maximum any school pays is $150 for an academic year.
|Lakeland wins gold & more at 2014 Skills|
|With gold and silver medals plus a handful of other great results, Lakeland's apprenticeship students showed how they have mastered their chosen trade.