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Going for Gold at Skills Canada Competition

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It will be an exciting couple of days for Industrial Mechanic Millwright student Eric MacKenzie.  He was a Mohawk College gold medalist at Skills Ontario and is competing in the Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions.  

This year, Skills/Compétences Canada is bringing three new initiatives to SCNC. 

Skills Symposium where industry, government and education will have the opportunity to meet, exchange and share knowledge. This year’s theme is: Embracing Adaptability: Navigating Change in the Skilled Trades and Technologies. Some of the topics that will be presented include engaging diverse communities, recruiting and retention and sustainability. 

The Skills Showcase features First Nations, Inuit and Métis Skills. Interactive skills activities such as flat stitch beading, soapstone carving, building mini tipis, and constructing Inuit yo-yos will be available for participants to try. Learn more.


And the Empowering Women in Trades initiative will bring together industry partners to show young women the career opportunities available in the skilled trades. Learn more.

France will be hosting the 2023 WorldSkills Competition for the second time. Lyon, France was the venue for the 33rd Competition in 1996. 

The competition will run September 10th to the 15th and coincides with the 70th anniversary of France first competing at a WorldSkills Competition in 1953.

Cheers to Eric, all the best in the competition.