Bringing Home the Hardware: Medalists announced for Skills Canada National Competition

Winnipeg, Manitoba — More than 500 talented students descended upon Winnipeg for this year’s Skills Canada National Competition, where nearly 250 medals were awarded to those who will become Canada’s next generation of skilled tradespeople. This year’s event, which ran Thursday to Friday last week at the RBC Convention Centre, saw fierce competition across 45 […]

All the Marbles: Skills Canada National Competition ongoing in Winnipeg

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 […]

Perfecting Painting: WorldSkills Canada competition underway in Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta — This week, competitors from across the world met in Edmonton for the Canadian SATA Skills Car Painting Global Challenge 2022. Competitors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates met at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology campus for the main event, where they will be tested […]

Top Trainer: Amir Farrokh appointed new chairman of Skills/Compétences Canada auto repair committee

Blainville, Quebec — Skills/Compétences Canada’s (SCC) National Technical Committee for Autobody Repair has appointed Amir Farrokh as the committee’s new chairman. A technical trainer at  Fix Network’s training centre in Blainville, Que., Farrokh will be tasked with developing a testing framework for identifying talented autobody students and apprentices in provincial skills competitions before they go […]

Akzo Ace: CSN painter wins AkzoNobel Dave Smith Achievement Award

Toronto, Ontario — In the tradition of carrying on the legacy of the late Dave Smith, AkzoNobel has presented the Dave Smith Achievement Award to Dorien Lozeau of CSN Black Ace, in St. Paul, Alta. In observance of the second anniversary of Dave’s passing, AkzoNobel awarded the prize during the 2021 Skills Canada National Competition. […]

CCIF Skills Program set for rebrand and new event

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By Tom Davis Edmonton, Alberta — October 17, 2017 —The CCIF Skills Program has announced it will rebrand to the “Skills Canada Collision Repair Program” in 2018, and will add a new component to the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition – the Skills Canada Automotive Technology Summit.  Since 2008, the collision repair industry has been […]

Skills Canada National Competition kicks off in Moncton

Competitors receiving instructions at the competition in Moncton. Check out the gallery below for more pictures from the event! All photos by Leanne Jefferies.

By Mike Davey Moncton, New Brunswick — June 7, 2016 — The 2016 Skills Canada National Competition is now underway at the Moncton Coliseum. The event kicked off on June 5 with student orientation and welcome reception. The competition portion of the event officially started on June 6 and continued on June 7. In addition […]