Skills Clubs

What is a Skills Club?

Skills Clubs extra-curricular programs run by teachers and industry professionals who want to engage students in the opportunities that trades and technology can offer.

 

Skills Clubs can provide particpants with:

The opportunity to experiment with different trades. Maybe it is designing and building a park bench, maybe it’s learning how to code or cooking fresh pasta. We will work with you to get youth engaged in their learning – out of their chair and onto their feet!

Support as they train for competitions and the opportunity to showcase their skills, creativity, and passion in the Territorial, National, or even World Competitions.

How do I start a Skills Club?

Step 1: Decide what skill(s) you would like to share

Examples:

  • Aesthetics
  • Baking
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Carpentry
  • Cooking
  • Electrical
  • Hairstyling
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • Small Engine Repair (Outdoor-Power and Recreation equipment)
  • TV/Video Production
  • Workplace Safety

Step 2: Register your Skills Club

  • Contact skillscanada@northwestel.net and/or 867 668 2736 and let us know what you are interested in.
  • Upon approval, you can start recruiting participants! All participants must complete and return registration forms  (participants can be added throughout the year if applicable) to skillscanada@northwestel.net prior to the start of the program.

Step 3: Outfit your Skills Club with materials/supplies

Skills Canada Yukon is here to support you! Contact skillscanada@northwestel.net and/or 867 668 2736 to discuss how we can ensure that your participants are well equipped (Ex. safety equipment, camera rental, grocery supplies).

Step 4: Have fun & share your Skills Club!

During or at the end of our Skills Club, we invite you to send your progress and/or pictures to us to share with our community! We would love to promote your project, encouraging others to join in on the fun!