Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Skills Canada National Competition is officially underway in Winnipeg this week, gathering together the top performers from the Spring’s run of provincial competitions.
This year’s event will pit more than 550 secondary and post-secondary trade students against each other in a series of competitions simulating real workplace challenges.
Autobody repair students at this year’s competition will be tasked with carrying out specific sectioning and measuring procedures, in addition to repairing and welding aluminum parts and completing a door skin project.
On the car painting side of things, these young painters will need to show their proficiency in a number of prep and refinishing procedures, as their competition will feature masking, colour tinting, polishing and plastic repair challenges.
Extending beyond just those competing, this year’s competition will also feature more than 50 “Try-a-Trade” activities for prospective trade students, including a virtual reality car painting simulator.
Skills Canada will also be running a Skills Symposium in tandem with the competition, where industry influencers, educators and policymakers will be meeting to discuss skills development, recruitment strategies and environmental sustainability, among many other topics.
Access to this year’s Skills Canada National Competition at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg is free of charge, however the symposium is a ticketed event. Click here for more information on how to attend.