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Applications are now being accepted for the Stanley DeWalt Tool Enhancement Program

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) and Stanley Black & Decker have been in partnership since May 2011. Stanley DeWALT has shown tremendous support as an Official Supplier for approximately 14 competition areas at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) by providing Stanley hand tools and DeWALT power tools for competitor use. In addition, due to their financial support, SCC is proud to recognize Stanley DeWALT as an Official Sponsor of the competition.

Following SCNC, the tools used during the event are donated to eligible schools in the province in which SCNC is held through the Stanley DeWALT Tool Enhancement Program. This valuable tool collection is distributed among chosen schools through an application process. The tool package includes a variety of Stanley hand tools and DeWALT power tools such as cordless power tools, miter saws, scroll saws, and accessories. Up to six schools have annually received equipment for use in their junior or senior trade and technology programs since the inception of this partnership. The Tool Enhancement Program has proven to be a lasting legacy for the provinces in which the national competition is hosted.

2017 applications are now being accepted. Deadline is noon on Monday, May 8, 2017. Applicable to Manitoba schools only.

To download the application form, please visit the “Competition” Section of this website.  The information is posted under “Skills Canada National Competition.”

 

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2016 Extreme Sledding Competition Results

Skills Canada Manitoba, and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology hosted the Annual Extreme Sledding Competition at MITT on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
Fifty, Grade 7 – 9 students from across Manitoba spent the morning constructing a human drawn sled with cardboard, 2 x 4’s and duct tape. The students then braved the elements on a very cold day to race their sled around a course.
Results from the day are as follows:

Best Decorated/Visual Appeal Award
“Trail Blazin’ Tigers” – St. John’s High School

Best Design/Construction Award
“Cougar Power” – Carmen Collegiate

Best Time Award
“Chris N the Boyz” – Nelson McIntyre Collegiate

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North End Trades Discovery Initiative Announcement

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT PROVIDES NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDENTS
WITH NORTH END TRADES DISCOVERY INITIATIVE

Students in elementary and high schools in Winnipeg’s North End neighbourhood will learn more about careers in the skilled trades through an innovative new program, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief announced today.

“With Canada’s fastest-growing economy, Manitoba employers need tens of thousands of new skilled workers over the next decade,” said Minister Chief. “Fortunately, our neighbourhood has one of Canada’s youngest and fastest-growing demographics to help us meet that demand. This initiative will help north end students learn about opportunities that are waiting for them right here at home.”

The North End Trades Discovery Initiative is a partnership between Skills Canada Manitoba, the Community Education Development Association (CEDA), the Winnipeg School Division and the Manitoba government. The initiative will co-ordinate a range of programs and activities for students to learn about the skilled trades and gain first-hand experience.

“Together we can give north end kids a sense of belonging in their neighbourhoods and a tap on the shoulder that lets them know a career in the trades is possible for them,” said Minister Chief. “They’ll know many people who are working hard to help them succeed.”

The two-year initiative is funded with $78,000 from the province and will be available to students living in the Lord Selkirk Park, William Whyte, North Point Douglas and Dufferin neighbourhoods.

“The North End Trades Discovery Program will provide a range of opportunities for youth,” said Maria Pacella, executive director, Skills Canada Manitoba. “Skills Canada is proud to support young students living in the Lord Selkirk Park, William Whyte, North Point Douglas and Dufferin neighbourhoods as they begin the process of learning about the trades as a career option.”

“This initiative will help get even more students in Winnipeg School Division excited about their futures,” said Mark Wasyliw, board chair, Winnipeg School Division. “We are reaching them at an age when they are beginning to focus their studies and interests on what kind of career they want as an adult.”

“The Community Education Development Association is thrilled with the announcement of the North End Trades Discovery Initiative,” said Darlene Klyne, program director, Pathways to Education Program, CEDA. “This opportunity will help our young people learn about the trades from an early age and create an exciting avenue for young Aboriginal people. While working together on social enterprise projects in their community, they will be motivated to think about the trades as a career that creates meaningful employment at good wages and that can sustain a family for years to come.”

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The North End Trades Discovery Initiative has several levels of learning opportunities including:
• trades awareness experiences for Grade 5 and 6 students at David Livingstone, Niji Mahkwa and William Whyte schools with in-school projects and summer camp programs at R.B. Russell Vocational High School;
• opportunities for some Grade 7 and 8 students at Niji Mahkwa involved in the CEDA Pathways to Education Program to go on industry tours and experience an after-school trade activity at R.B. Russell Vocational High School; and
• trades awareness experiences for Grades 9 to 12 students involved in the CEDA Pathways to Education Program at Children of the Earth, R.B. Russell and St. John’s schools such as industry tours, after-school and summer programs, and participation in work co-operatives at social enterprises.

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North End Trades Discovery Initiative

On behalf of Kevin Chief, Minister of Jobs and the Economy, we would like to invite you to attend an exciting announcement about The North End Trades Discovery Initiative.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Gymnasium, Niji Mahkwa School
450 Flora Avenue, Winnipeg Manitoba
The initiative is a partnership between Skills Canada Manitoba, the Community Education Development Association (CEDA), the Winnipeg School Division and the Manitoba government.

After the announcement, students from Niji Mahkwa School will participate in some hands on learning activities to kick off this new approach to trades exploration in Winnipeg’s North End.
Please extend this invitation to colleagues and other industry members.

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Skills Canada Manitoba New Board Elections

NEWS RELEASE

The Board of Directors of Skills Canada Manitoba is pleased to announce the election of Norman Cetkovski as Vice President for 2015 through 2017. Norman is a Certification Services Representative and International Welding Specialist with the CWB Group. Garth Shaw, Senior Account Manager with Mitchell International assumes the role of President and Treasurer is Vasyl Zhukov, Cabinetmaker. Past President Rob Ataman—Instructor, Program Coordinator, Red River College completes the leadership group for the volunteer board of Skills Canada Manitoba.

This term will be very busy as in addition to the over 25 Skilled Trades awareness programs delivered by Skills Manitoba staff in Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba, over 200 volunteers will be involved in the planning and organizing of the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition which will be held May 31 – June 3, 2017.

The Skills Canada National Competition is the largest national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. The 2017 event will welcome more than 1800 delegates from throughout Canada including more than 550 students from each province and territory. These students will participate in more than 45 trade and technology skill areas including Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Cooking, Welding, Aircraft Maintenance, Hairstyling, Electrical Installations and IT Network. Students will test their skills against exacting standards that have been developed by technical experts from industry and education.

Skills Canada Manitoba has been waiting for the expansion of convention centre facilities to bring this event back to Winnipeg and we are proud to have won the right to host the 2017 SCNC at the RBC Convention Centre where the entire facility will be utilized to test the excellence of over 550 competitors in 45 competition areas, all under the measuring eyes of 1500 volunteer technical delegates and judges. For seven days, downtown Winnipeg will be bursting with activity all based on the best of Canada’s highly skilled workers of the future. Thousands of Manitoba’s school children will have the opportunity to attend the event and experience the various technology and skilled trades that are being tested in the competition.

The Skills Canada National Competition is where skills are sharpened, talent is tested, friendships are formed, career choices are solidified, equipment is test-driven, curiosity is fuelled, innovation is encouraged, and industry experts are wowed.
For further information, please contact;

Maria Pacella
Executive Director
Skills Manitoba
204 770-4287

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2015 Model Wind Turbine Competition Results

Skills Canada Manitoba, the Certified Technologists and Technicians Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) and Red River College, hosted the 9th Annual Model Wind Turbine Competition at Red River College on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 as part of National Trades and Technology Week.
Given a specific set of materials to work with, approximately 60 students from around the province used their skills and ingenuity to design and construct a working model wind turbine.
Results from the day are as follows:

Highest Voltage Award – Sponsored by Red River College
“The Solar Panels” from Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Best Construction Award – Sponsored by the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
Sargent Park School

Best Design Award – Sponsored by Skills Manitoba
Pinawa Secondary School

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Team Manitoba heading to Skills Canada National Competition!

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will be hosting Canada’s most talented trades people and technologists at the 21st Skills Canada National Competition May 27 – 30, 2015. This exciting one of a kind event offers young students and apprentices from across Canada the opportunity to take part in an Olympic-style events competition that features over 40 contests in a diverse range of skilled trades and technologies such as: aircraft maintenance, carpentry, welding and website development. Good luck in Saskatoon to the very talented students of Team Manitoba!!

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2015 Skills Manitoba Competition

April 9, 2015

The 18th Annual Olympic-style Skills Manitoba Competition was held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Red River College. It was an amazing display of hands-on expertise, talent and determination that showcased the diversity of skilled trades and technology and the many promising futures to be found in these occupations. Students competed in over 40 different contests and the gold medal winners will form Team Manitoba and compete against their peers at the 21st Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 27 – 30, 2015.

In 2015, over 500 students from across Manitoba participated in the one day competition supported by over 300 volunteers representing education, industry and labour.

For a complete list of 2015 medalists, please refer to the Skills Manitoba Competition link on this website and click on Skills Manitoba Competition Winners.

 

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Extreme Sledding Competition 2015 Results

Skills Canada Manitoba, and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology hosted the Annual Extreme Sledding Competition at MITT on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Fifty, Grade 7 – 9 students from across Manitoba spent the morning constructing a human drawn sled with cardboard, 2 x 4’s and duct tape.  The students then braved the elements on a very cold day to race their sled around a course.

Results from the day are as follows:

Best Decorated/Visual Appeal Award
Sisler High School

Best Design/Construction Award
Frontenac School

Best Time Award
Nelson McIntyre Collegiate

 

 

 

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