SkillsBC Regional Competition


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SKILLS CANADA

Building your future through skills.

Skills/Compétences Canada (S/CC) is a national, not-for-profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth. The unique position among private and public sector partners enables Skills Canada to work toward securing Canada’s future skilled labour needs while helping our youth to discover rewarding careers. www.skillscanada.bc.ca  

Okanagan College has proudly coordinated and hosted the Central Okanagan Regional Skills Competitions annually since 1996. Our goal, along with Skills Canada BC, is to encourage students to explore areas of interest in the trades and technology fields.  By providing students opportunities to participate locally in various events, we believe that not only will it increase their awareness but also spark their interest in pursuing a career in the trades and Technology sectors.        

Students that place gold in their contest areas advance to Provincials, then to the National level and finally to the International level.   These Skills Canada competitions are held every year and the International Skills competition is every two years. 


SkillsBC Regional Competitions

 

 


DATE: March 3

LOCATION:   Okanagan College - Kelowna Campus 1000 KLO RD
Trades Complex Atrium

SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE
MAIN COMPETITIONS 

  • Automotive Service
  • Cabinet Making
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Speaking
  • Welding
  • Jr. Skills - Gravity Vehicle
  • Jr. Skills - Spaghetti Bridge
  • Jr. Skills - Sumo Robot ** NEW THIS YEAR
  • Jr. Skills - Carpentry ** NEW THIS YEAR (Grade 8-9's)

Secondary School Competition Details

Jr. Skills Middle School Competition Details

Jr. Skills Elementary School Competition Details
 

VIRTUAL COMPETITIONS

LOCATION:  In your own school

  • Mechanical CAD
  • TV/Video Production
  • Website Design

Virtual Contest held on a day between February 27– March 3. 
Projects must be in the SkillsBC office by March 10th. 


Important Registration Details: 

  • http://skillsbc.ca/newlogin.aspx
  • All registrations are coordinated by SkillsBC office.
  • Registration Deadline is February 17, 2017
  • Students are not in the competition until their teacher has been notified by the SkillsBC office that they have been accepted into the contest. 

Trades & Technologies Discovery Day

DATE: March 3

LOCATION: Okanagan College - Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Rd
Trades Complex Atrium

SCHEDULE:
CLICK HERE


Non-competitors in Grade 6-12 are invited to join us on March 3 for a few hours of fun and exploration of our trades and technologies programs through tours, hands-on activities, demonstrations and fun challenges.

There is a lot going on to watch and participate in - don't miss out.  See the full schedule off the following link: 

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cBOOKTOURS, FUN CHALLENGES, & INSPIRE PRESENTATIONS

● TOURS:  Trades shops; culinary arts kitchens; competitions; start and end at the try-a-trade activities in the new Trades Complex-Atrium.

● 2 TEAM CHALLENGES:  Scaffolding & WorkPlace Safety

Unique presentations for teachers and students a unique presentation that provides teachers and students from grades 6 – 10 with a new perspective on skilled trades and technology careers through engaging and thought-provoking activities.

TO BOOK ALL OR ANY OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES to CONTACT Dianne Holm, Events Organizer 
NOTE: Please provide student numbers, what activities, and time of arrival and departure.  Confirmation email will follow with directions, a map and any details necessary for you to have a great day here with your students. 


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TRY-A-TRADE (hands-on free-flow activity stations)

Welding simulator ● Collision Repair Paint Simulator
● Sheet Metal ● Plumbing 
● Electrical ● Recreation Vehicle
● Commercial Transport Driver Simulator 
● Motor Vehicle
● Construction Zone (Build it, Take it!)
 

c DEMONSTRATIONS ● Robotics ● Mock Electrical Competition● Electronics

Schedule of March 3 Discovery Day Activities

 


Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors

 Donated: 2 4 in. wire wheel w. 1/2 in. bore; Bahco 10

OK Builders Supplies Ltd.

 KMS Tools and Equipment   

Donated: Cordless Rotary Power Tool; Power Bit & Drill Bet Set; 5 piece Concrete Trowels; 4 1/2 


   www.airliquide.com

www.airliquide.com 

 www.nappa.com 


  Napa Auto Parts

 RONA

 www.rona.com 

 www.wyattautomotive.com 

 

  Address: 1955 Baron Road, Kelowna, BC
                    V1X 6W2
  Phone:(250) 763-5111

 Princess Auto has something for everyone

 Princess Auto

Summit Tools 

Summit Tools 

Visit our website for your Culinary Supplies 

Canadian Restaurant Supply Ltd 

 
Lordco Auto Parts 

Donated: 8 - $25 gift certificates 

Ackland Grainger 

Ackland Grainger 

WorkSafe BC 

Donated: Work Gloves, hand sanitizer sprays, bandaide packets, ear plugs. 

Last but not lease a very large thank you to all the volunteers including our Okanagan College trades and technology department instructors who came out and helped on Friday to make the competitions and explore the trades so successful.

 

  

Skills Canada 

 Provincial Competition
Tradex,  Abbotsford, BC
Wed., April 5, 2017 
www.skillscanada.bc.ca

National Competition 
Winnipeg, MB
May 31 - June 2, 2017
 
www.skillscanada.com 

World Skills Competition
Abu Dahbi
Oct 14 - 19, 2017
 
www.worldskills.org

 Skills Canada Competitions