Toronto, Ontario — Skills/Compétences Canada has enlisted the support of Canada’s military, announcing that the Canadian Armed Forces will be a premier partner of the upcoming Skills Canada National Competition.
Representatives from the armed forces will be onsite at the event, which is currently scheduled for May 26-27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, engaging with attendees about the many opportunities available in the skilled trades sector.
“The Canadian Armed Forces is excited to renew their partnership with Skills Canada as their events enable us to engage with hundreds of students about the exciting opportunities that exist in the skilled trades and technologies. This enables us to speak with today’s youth about the 100+ exciting careers that are available with us and help them choose the right career path for them”, said Captain Jesse Orozco, Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting.
According to a recent RBC report, 700,000 skilled tradespeople are expected to retire by 2028.
“Skills/Compétences Canada in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces, will continue to promote the importance of careers in the skilled trades and technologies to our future workforce. Thanks to partners like the Canadian Armed Forces we can host events that highlight the diverse education and career pathways in these sectors”, said Skills/Compétences Canada CEO Shaun Thorson.