Skills Canada NL

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75 Barbour Drive (2nd Floor – Town Square)
Mount Pearl, NL
A1N 2X3

Tel: (709) 739-4172   Fax: (709) 739-4198


Skills Canada works to encourage and support a coordinated approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth.

The goals of Skills Canada NL are to raise awareness of skilled trades and technologies by bringing youth into a competitive spotlight; to improve competencies, self esteem and the achievement level of individuals pursuing careers in the skilled trades and technologies; and to educate and encourage young Canadians to develop skills that address labour shortages and support Canada’s economic well-being. Skills Canada has expanded their competitions as well to Junior High and also developed a new program: ENTER:preneur.

Target Population:

Young Canadians primarily, but also parents and educators

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Main Program: Competitions – regional, provincial, national and international trades technology competitions for junior high, high school and post-secondary / apprenticeship students
Other Programs: Skills work for women conferences which brings together grade nine female students and their teachers and female role-models in non-traditional careers to participate in round-table discussions; industry and educational tours and career awareness activities.
In-school presentations outlining a wide array of career choices available to young Canadians.
ENTER:preneur Program: Provides young tradespersons and technologists with the tools and knowledge to translate their skills into successful self-employment. This is accomplished by merging skilled trades and technology with professional business development in the form of interactive events for youth, instructors and education administration at the intermediate, secondary and post-secondary levels. Programs include Apprenticeship Conferences, Dragon Lairs, the Pitch Competitions and Educator Lunch and Learns.