Tools go to advancing skilled trade education
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General Staff Training & Motivation
Skills/Compétences Canada, Skills Canada Alberta and Stanley Black & Decker are donating a collection of Stanley and Dewalt tools used at the 2012 Skills Canada National Competition to five schools in Alberta.This donation provides students and educators with industry-leading tools that will help ensure that classroom training is relevant to the needs of employers that service Canada’s skilled trades industries. Recipients will receive a package of tools such as cordless power tools, miter saws, scroll saws, and accessories, valued at up to $10 000, for use in their Career and Technology Studies (CTS) labs. This year, more than 650 students from across Alberta participated in the Provincial Skills Alberta Competition, which took place May 10-1. Sixty-one winners from Alberta proceeded to the Skills Canada National Competition and 11 will be representing Alberta on Team Canada for WorldSkills Leipzig 2013. The Skills Canada National Competition, which took place May 14-15 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton City, AB.