Skills Canada National Competition
The 2022 Skills Canada National Competition was held on May 26 and 27 in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Due to COVID-related safety considerations, the high school competitions were held virtually while the post-secondary competitions were held in-person.
Skills/Competences Canada (SCC) is mandated to promote skilled trade and technology career options to Canadian youths. SCC wants youth to be aware of the many opportunities, benefits and rewards of skilled trade and technology careers. We also want our country to have a skilled workforce so that Canada will continue to prosper and remain at the forefront of the global economy.
Each year, SCC and its member organizations offer a variety of programs and activities across Canada that engages over 350,000 youth. The main events are skilled trade and technology competitions, beginning at the regional level, followed by provincial/territorial, national and lastly the international level. All of these programs highlight the importance of the nine Essential Skills, which are crucial in today’s careers.
SCNC is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Every year, more than 550 students and apprentices from across Canada come to SCNC to compete in over 40 skilled trade and technology contests.
Through these competitions, Skills/Competences Canada seeks to raise awareness about Skilled trade and technology sectors to youths and their influencers.
RVDA of Canada first participated as a Try-a-Trade exhibitor in 2013. Since then, the interactive display has grown to reflect not only the depth and variety in the RV service technician trade but also in the multitude of career opportunities available in the RV retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. With a strong team of supporters from CRVA, Fraserway RV, NTP-Stag Canada, Okanagan College, Roulottes ProLite, RVDA of BC and Woody's RV World at this year’s event, it was a true representation of the RV industry coming together to promote RV lifestyle and opportunities!
RV Careers provided a live and interactive stage-demonstration on essential skills needed to succeed. The informative session drew a crowd as many are fascinated by #RVLife. The audience learned about the diversity of the trade, equal opportunities available for men and women as well as details about the apprenticeship programs available through Okanagan College. Anita Lien at RVDA of Canada at 604.718.6306.