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Skills Canada Saskatchewan

2003 Saskatchewan Skills Competition
April 3-5, 2003
Regina, SK

Skills Canada Saskatchewan hosts annual Olympic-style skills competitions that provide a forum for secondary, post-secondary and apprentice students to compete in over 30 trade and technology competition areas. Students participate in practical challenges designed to test the skills required in trade and technology occupations.

The philosophy of the skills competitions is:

· To reward students for excellence

· To directly involve industry in evaluating student performance

· To keep training relevant to employers’ needs

Each competition is unique and designed by technical experts from education and industry. Competitions allow students to access the newest technologies and communicate with industry experts who serve as mentors by showing students that the skills they possess are valuable.

» Secondary, post-secondary and apprentice students compete in over 30 trade and technology contest areas.
» Grade 7 & 8 students participate in the Spectrum Challenge.
» There is NO age limit. Competitors cannot have their journeyperson status.


The provincial competition categories cover a broad range of trade and technical areas. Categories include: traditional trades, new emerging trades and technologies, and non-traditional or communication areas that do not require acess to preparation with equipment.

Skills Canada Saskatchewan Competition Categories:

Architectural CADD IT PC Network Support
Autobody Repair IT Software Application
Auto Service Job Interview
Baking Job Skill Presentation
Esthetics Mechanical CADD
Cabinet Making Plumbing
Carpentry Precision Machining
CNC Turning Prepared Speech
Computer Animation Principles of Technology
Culinary Arts Refrigeration
Electrical Wiring Restaurant Service
Electronics Sheet Metal Work
Floristry Small Powered Equipment
Hairstyling – Ladies and Men’s Spectrum Challenge (Grades 7 & 8)
Heavy Equipment Mechanic TV & Video Production
Industrial Maintenance Welding
Industrial Wiring Worksite Safety
Internet: Web Page Design  



Orientation - Thursday, April 3, 2003
Competition - Friday, April 4, 2003
Awards Ceremony & Luncheon - Saturday, April 5, 2003


Competitions will be held in Regina at SIAST Wascana Campus and other locations to be determined.

**Registration package will be available for download in early 2003.

Canadian Skills Competition
Recipients of the highest standing at the provincial competition are eligible to move on and represent their province at the annual national competition. They join over 1000 participants from across Canada in a showcase of skills! The Canadian Skills Competition allows young Canadians, studying a skilled trade or technology, to challenge themselves and to become the best in their discipline.

2003 Canadian Skills Competition
May 29 - June 1, 2003
RIM Park
Waterloo, ON

Link to for national competition contest area scopes and project documents.

World Skills Competition
Successful candidates from the national contest are then selected for Team Canada to represent Canada at the World Skills Competitions held every two years. This world event allows Canadians to compete, and network with the Worlds’ elite.

2003 World Skills Competition
June 22, 2003

To learn more about WorldSkills Competition for World Class Standards visit