Team Manitoba returns with medals from the Skills Canada National Competition!

Team Manitoba cheered “TOBA, TOBA” as high school, college, and young apprentices took to the podium claiming 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 7 Bronze medals at the 24th Annual Olympic-style Skills Canada National Competition held in Edmonton, Alberta on June 3 – 6, 2018.

The 61 member team earned the right to represent Manitoba at the Skills Canada National Competition by earning a gold medal in their respective trade or technology area at the Provincial Skills Competition held on April 12, 2018.

Congratulations as well to Henry Kasper – Secondary Car Painting, for winning the Best of Region Award for Manitoba!

Congratulations to all members of Team Manitoba. They represented their province well!

For a complete list of 2018 medalists, please refer to the Skills Canada National Competition link on this website and click on Medal Winners.

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Good Luck to Team Manitoba at the Skills Canada National Competition!

Team Manitoba is heading to the Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton.

Edmonton will be hosting Canada’s most talented trades people and technologists at the 24th Skills Canada National Competition June 2-6, 2018. This exciting one of a kind event offers young students and apprentices from across Canada the opportunity to take part in an Olympic-style 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 Team Manitoba!!

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2018 Skills Manitoba Competition

The 21st Annual Olympic-style Skills Manitoba Competition was held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 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 24th Skills Canada National Competition to be held in Edmonton, Alberta,  June 3 – 6,  2018 at the RBC Convention Centre!!

In 2018, 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 2018 medalists, please refer to the Skills Manitoba Competition link on this website and click on Skills Manitoba Competition Winners.

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2018 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge Results

UCN Hosts Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge

On February 28th, 2018, the University College of the North (UCN), in partnership with Kelsey School Division and Skills Canada, held the 2018 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge in The Pas, Manitoba. The event was a tremendous success. The day involved 32 competitors from The Pas, Thompson, Swan River, Leaf Rapids, Flin Flon and Gillam. The 2018 event involved challenges in cooking, welding, carpentry, heavy equipment service, outdoor power and recreation equipment, public speaking, information technology software solutions for business, hairstyling and job search.
“We were thrilled to have these students join us at UCN for the Challenge,” stated Rob Penner, Associate Vice-President of the College of Trades and Technology, “And to get a chance to see the talents that they possess. We look forward to seeing more competitors and even more events at the Challenge next year.”

The winners in each competition were:

Carpentry (7 competitors):
Bronze: Henry Campell, Frontier Collegiate Institute
Silver: Gabe Brightnose, RD Parker Collegiate
Gold: Colomb Northwind, Frontier Collegiate Institute
Cooking (2 competitors):
Silver: Cody Johannes, University College of the North
Gold: Sage Ducharme, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Hairstyling (6 competitors):
Bronze: Anna Mazover, Gillam School
Silver: Angel Head, Mary Duncan School
Gold: Hannah Theissen, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Heavy Equipment Service (2 competitors):
This year was the first that the Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge featured a Heavy Equipment Service
competition and to honor the 2 competitors, the organizing committee agreed to award both with gold medals.
Gold: Justin Marlow, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Gold: Tyran Metcalfe, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Information Technology Software for Business Solutions (5 competitors):
Bronze: Joshua Bignell, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Silver: Colby Chaykoski, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Gold: Angel Leaske, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Job Search (2 competitors):
Silver: RedThunderchild Sinclair, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Gold: Caileigh Muilenburg, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Outdoor and Power Recreation Equipment Challenge (2 competitors):
Silver: Augustina Greeley, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Gold: Jonah Wishart, Frontier Collegiate Institute
Public Speaking (1 competitor):
There was one competitor in the Public Speaking challenge, and this competitor wished to compete as a practice for the Provincial Skills Competition, which will be held in Winnipeg on April 12.
Gold: Mackenzie Linklater, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Welding (5 competitors):
Bronze: Jay Genaille, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Silver: Meghan McMillan, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Gold: Shannon Sobothniski, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School

Also involved in the 2018 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge, was an Electrical competition held off-site in Swan River, Manitoba. There were 3 competitors and they placed as follows:
Bronze: Blake Woytkiw, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Silver: Dillon Redlick, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Gold: Dylan Kines, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School

The University College of the North, Kelsey School Division and Skills Canada wishes to congratulate the medal winners, thank each of the competitors for their participation in the event and send all best wishes to those who will compete at the provincial competition!

Margaret Barbour Collegiate Principal Kathi McConnell-Hore said of the event, “We had an amazing day. Everyone came in a little nervous and hesitantly ready to go, but once the Challenges started, you could just feel the energy from everyone involved at each school. It was fantastic! We are very proud of how everything went throughout the day; we know that there are some truly talented and amazing students here in the North. This just continued to prove us right and we are looking forward to growing bigger and better
with each future year.”

“Congratulations to all the high school students and staff who participated at the 2018 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge. Manitoba students have unique opportunities to explore trade training and skill development while in high school. Manitoba Education and Training (MET) was pleased to see so many northern Manitoba students showcase their talent and skills in this event. The Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge provides learning opportunities that are beneficial for everyday life and for the world of work in industries that are in high demand for skilled workers. The students who participated worked hard for their achievement. Best of luck as you continue your learning and skill development!” Kim Poirier, Consultant, Technical-Vocational Education, Manitoba Education and Training.
The members of the organizing committee, chaperones, school division contacts and volunteers should be very proud of their efforts.

 

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Trans Canada Community Scholarships – Applications Open!

I am reaching out to let you know that TransCanada’s scholarship applications are open! As a signature program of our Education & Training community investment focus area, we will be awarding more than $600,000 in scholarships to students across North America in 2018. Please help us spread the word to deserving post-secondary students in your area!

Please feel free to forward this email to:
1.High schools (principals, faculty, academic councilors)
2.Post-secondary institutions (admissions office, finance office)
3.Friends and family
4.Your local government official

TransCanada Community Leaders Scholarship – 100 scholarships X $1,000 – awarded to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities through volunteerism, leadership and other activities.

TransCanada Indigenous Legacy Scholarship – 50 scholarships X $5,000 awarded to Indigenous students who are studying any academic disciplines. Students will be eligible to receive this scholarship year over year, assuming they remain enrolled.

TransCanada Trades Scholarship – 150 scholarships X $1,000 awarded to students who are studying trades relevant to the energy industry.

Students can answer five quick questions at TCScholarships.com to see if they pre-qualify to apply. The application window will close at 11:59:59 p.m. EST April 15, 2018.

Please reach out to me or to TCScholarships@transcanada.com with any questions.

Thank you!

Steve Loney

Indigenous & Community Relations Liaison
TransCanada
Central Region
PH: 204-957-6808

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2018 Skills Manitoba Competition Early Bird Deadline

A one day event that provides young Manitobans the opportunity to showcase their talents in an Olympic-style, province wide contest held at Red River College. Students compete in over 40 different hands on contests at the secondary and post-secondary/apprentice level that are designed and judged by industry professionals and educators.

April 12, 2018 @ Red River College.

Competition Early Bird Registration – February 16, 2018 Deadline to Register – March 2, 2018

Interactive School Tours
Red River College will host morning interactive school tours of the contest sites and the College’s facilities on April 12, 2018. Tours will include knowledge challenges and hands on activities that will encourage learning about trades and technology careers. You’ll get a birds eye view of the competition and what goes into it.
To book a group tour please call Ainslee DeVos at the Skills Manitoba office @ 204-927-0250 or by e-mail at skillsmb@skillscanada.com.  You can also register on-line at  http://blogs.rrc.ca/student/tours/skills-manitoba/

Please book early as tour numbers are limited. **Please note: Tours are available at the Notre Dame Campus only.

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2017 Cardboard Boat Race Results

65 students from across Manitoba showed off their amazing skills and creativity at the 11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race on December 6, 2017 at 17 Wing Fitness and Recreation Centre. Students constructed a boat using two sheets of cardboard and a few accessories including duct tape and contact cement. Once completed, the teams spent the afternoon testing their boats in both a race and a weight challenge in the pool.
Winning boats were as follows;

Construction/Design Award – Tec Voc High School – “The Kraken”

 Best Time Award – Nelson McIntyre Collegiate – “Team Nelson Mac”

 Best Held Weight – Sisler High School – “The Tub”

 Best in Class – Sisler High School – “The Tub”

 Team Spirit Award   Murdoch MacKay Collegiate  – “Patel & Nowak”

 

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2017 Model Wind Turbine Competition Results

Skills Canada Manitoba, the Certified Technologists and Technicians Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) and Red River College, hosted the 11th Annual Model Wind Turbine Competition at Red River College on Monday, October 30, 2017 as part of National Trades and Technology Week.
Given a specific set of materials to work with, approximately 60, Grades 9 and 10 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
“Team Miami 2” from Miami High School

Best Construction Award – Sponsored by the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
“SPC Barons” from St. Paul’s Collegiate

Best Design Award – Sponsored by Skills Manitoba
“Pinoy Squad” from Sisler High School

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Team Manitoba Wins 22 Medals at the 23rd Annual Skills Canada National Competition!

The home town crowd cheered “TOBA, TOBA” as high school, college, and young apprentices took to the podium claiming 6 Gold, 6 Silver and 10 Bronze medals at the Olympic-style Skills Canada National Competition held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 31 –  June 3, 2017.

The 63 member team earned the right to represent Manitoba at the Skills Canada National Competition by earning a gold medal in their respective trade or technology area at the Provincial Skills Competition held on April 13, 2017.

Congratulations as well to Dallas Duncombe – CNC Machining, for winning the Best of Region Award for Manitoba!

Congratulations to all members of Team Manitoba. They represented their province well!

For a complete list of 2017 medalists, please refer to the Skills Canada National Competition link on this website and click on Medal Winners.

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