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 […]

Medal Meeting: Sask Polytech pulls in 29 medals at recent provincial skills competition

Photo by Skills Canada Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The Saskatchewan automotive skilled trades community showed up in force in late April for the 2023 SkillsCanada Saskatchewan Provincial Competition, held mainly at SaskPolytech’s Saskatoon Idylwyld campus. The prolific trades school itself saw 29 of its own students win medals at this year’s competition, in addition to […]

Albertan All-stars: Winners announced for Skills Alberta provincial competition

Edmonton, Alberta — “Another successful Skills Alberta event in the books!” Cecile Bukmeier, chair of the autobody program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), declared over LinkedIn, following the closing of the provincial skills competition in Edmonton on Thursday. Alberta’s aspiring young tradespeople, including a number of students representing the autobody repair and […]

Apprentice Appreciation: Pair of Man. collision apprentices honoured at achievement awards Thursday

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Carrying on a proud tradition of honouring the province’s tradespeople, the Manitoba government recognized its best and brightest on Thursday at the thirty-first annual Apprenticeship Highest Achievement Awards ceremony. Automotive painter Jacob Doerksen and body technician Trevor Marshall represented the collision repair industry among 36 other newly certified apprentices, declared to be […]

Spanesi Made Easy: CWB to host Spanesi equipment training sessions in April

Milton, Ontario — Do you have Spanesi equipment sitting around but no technicians trained to use them? Well, a trio of free training courses supported by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) may be just what your team needs to put those fancy yellow tools to work. Over the course of April 25 to 27, trainers […]