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~~~~~~~ Information Regarding the 2020 Northern Regional Skills Competition Follows ~~~~~~~
Our 7th annual Northern Regional Skills Competition will be held on March 11, 2020 in Meadow Lake at North West College (MLTC). MLTC is proud to host this year's regional competition.
We will continue, as a response to the calls to action for the TRC, to celebrate and honor traditional Indigenous trades, such as beading and art and paddle making. Our long-term mission is to offer more skilled trades' competitions that match community vision and demand for skilled workers in the northern communities. Let’s get the word out to our communities to get our youth excited about demonstrating their exceptional talents.
Last year, high school students from both the Northern Lights School Division and Meadow Lake Tribal Council showcased their incredible skills in Indigenous painting, aesthetics, baking, beading, cooking, carpentry, hairstyling, outdoor power and recreation equipment, photography, public speaking, TV video production, and welding. We hope to improve on these competitions this year.
Remember, that all gold medalists in all contest areas will advance to the 21st Annual Provincial Skills Competition, taking place on April 03 2020 in Saskatoon.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Kevin Chiasson and the hardworking staff of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, as we begin our planning for this very exciting event. We are now asking tradespeople to volunteer their time to coach and/or judge the competition. This is going to a fabulous event but we need your help as volunteers as no job is too big or small.
This competition brings communities together to build capacity: one youth and one skill at a time.
Creating opportunities creates hope and the Northern Regional Skills Competition is a launching pad to a potential career in Skilled Trades and Technologies.