National Skilled Trade and Technology Week

Our National Skilled Trade and Technology Week event was a huge success. A big shout out to Campus Regina Public for hosting at their facility, what a great venue for this event.  

Highlights of the day include:  

  • Over 100 attendees at the partner networking breakfast, thanks to all the MLAs, Industry partners, Educators, Alumni, and friends who joined us! 
  • Between 600 and 700 students toured through the interactive partner booths 
  • Eighteen industry, education and government partners had set up a Try-A-Trade® and Technology Activities 
  • Skills Canada Saskatchewan Alumni were onsite to mix and mingle with the visiting students and share their exciting stories.  
  • SCS Alumni also developed and hosted Try-A-Trade ® and Technology Activities to get students hands on and excited about education pathways in the trade and technology sectors 
  • An Announcement of the 2024 Skills Canada Provincial Competition being hosted on March 22, 2024, in partnership with Campus Regina Public and SaskPolytech Regina Campus 

Skills Canada Saskatchewan is grateful for all the support, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our 2024 competition next March. 

What is National Skilled Trade and Technology Week (NSTTW)?

(November 5-11, 2023)

NSTTW is a key date in the annual Skills/Compétences Canada and its member organizations (SCC) calendar. The goal of this week-long event is to promote and host awareness raising events around the many career opportunities in skilled trades and technology in Canada. During NSTTW organizations from across Canada get involved with SCC in a “hands-on” way to promote skilled trades and technology careers to youth, parents and the public.

Why is it happening?

It is clear that skilled trade and technology careers are important for our economy and an excellent career path for many young Canadians. Yet many Canadians either do not know what trade careers look like or what they entail. This week of events and information is dedicated to raise awareness through insight into the career options available.

Skills/Compétences Canada’s plan is to work with its member organizations and partners to facilitate and host skilled trades and technology activities in regions across Canada, to engage business and political leaders in discussions about the importance of these careers for our country, to focus media attention on these careers and to highlight those individuals that pursued these paths themselves.

Goals

  • Get Canada’s youth thinking about skilled trade and technology careers as a viable, interesting option.
  • Get Canada’s youth to engage in projects/experiences involving skilled trades and technology, fostering conversations between industries, teachers and students.
  • Engage with industry thought leaders and political decision makers creating a dialogue focused on the importance of encouraging uptake in skilled trades and technology careers to ensure that Canada remains at the forefront of competitive advantage in global economies.

NSTTW – Event agenda – November 7, 2023

  • 7:30am – 9:00am -  Partner Networking breakfast (RSVP required)
  • 9:30am – 12:00pm -  Skills Fair – Campus Regina Public gymnasium – Student Visitors attend Skills Fair
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm -  Partner/Exhibitor lunch
  • 12:30pm – 3:00pm -  Skills Fair – Campus Regina Public gymnasium – Student Visitors attend Skills Fair
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Skills Canada Alumni Workshop (private event)

     

    NSTTW Invite

    Confirmed Exhibitors to date:

    • Avant-Garde Beauty College
    • Campus Regina Public
    • Canadian Armed Forces
    • Capital Auto Mall
    • CLAC
    • Construction Opportunities Development Council
    • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 1
    • RDIEC
    • Regina Trades and Skills Centre
    • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
    • SaskTel
    • SATCC – Youth Apprenticeship Program
    • Sheet Metal Workers Local 296
    • Skills Canada Saskatchewan Alumni Booth
    • The Style Academy
    • Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)
    • WorkSafe Saskatchewan

    Partners

    Regina Public Campus Logo
    RBC