Perfect Scores and More: Autobody students rock Skills Alberta Post-Secondary Provincials

Edmonton, Alberta ⁠— Post-secondary autobody repair students faced off last week at Skills Alberta’s Post-Secondary Provincial Skills Competition, where only one could be awarded the title of Alberta’s greatest young autobody repairer or automotive refinisher. The competition took place May 4 and 5, where contestants spent six hours each day demonstrating their skills at six […]

Level Up: Skills Canada hosting Feb. 24 event aimed at skilled trades awareness

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— On February 24, Skills Canada is hosting its free 2022 Level Up! event to promote youth involvement in the skilled trades across Canada. According to the event agenda, the day-long event, set to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a host of sessions dedicated to promoting youth interest in […]

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. […]

Going for the Gold: SkillsCanada announces national competition winners

Ottawa, Ontario — The champions of the Skills Canada Virtual National Competition were announced during Skills/Compétences Canada’s (SCC) closing ceremony last week.  The competition was held on June 15, and over 1,200 high school and post-secondary students, apprentices, teachers, industry leaders and career seekers were present. Top competitors were given medals in the 37 skill […]

Women for the Win: Skills Ontario hosts Young Women’s Conference

Toronto, Ontario — Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conference took place today, on May 12 where highschool students learned about careers in trades and technologies from a female perspective. Participants heard inspiring female tradespeople’s journeys into trades and technology, participated in a hands-on activity, learned about apprenticeships and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). The conference […]