It’s human nature — once you’ve acquired and developed a new skill, you want to share it and show others what you can do. With our skills competitions, you can share your skills, learn new skills and use your skills in competition.
Skills competitions are held at territorial, national and world stage levels.
At the territorial level, hundreds of youth, apprentices, and professionals of all levels from across the territory come together every two years to explore the trades. About 40-50 of them test their skills in competition. This day-long event serves as a career expo and competition and is open to students, parents, educators and the general public. From bake-offs to robotics competitions, young apprentices and budding red seals showcase their skills, creativity and passion and the rewards of hands-on work in the trades.
Gold medalists at the territorial level may be able to move on and compete at the National competition. It is hosted in a different city each year. Then, every two years, successful National competitors can attend the WorldSkills competitions.
The territorial skills competition is a great way to get a real-time view of many trades careers. Check out the try-a-trade booths and learn something new. Talk to industry pros, take in the forums, peruse the career fair and learn about your options for hands-on, high paying jobs in the trades and technologies sector.
The territorial skills competition is truly territorial — it depends on the support of volunteers and businesses to coach and mentor our apprentices, provide them with space to practice, and sponsor their participation in the event. Volunteers help with the design and coordination of the event.
Skills Canada Yukon
108 Lambert Street
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1Z2