UA Canada signs on as a sponsor of the Skills Canada National Competition
July 23, 2012
Skills/Compétences Canada has announced that the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA Canada) has signed on as a Presenting Sponsor of the next three Skills Canada National Competitions. “Now more than ever, the push is on for industry and labour groups to be more proactive in raising awareness for youth of the many job opportunities available in the skilled trades. Organizations like the UA who sponsor skilled trade events, have discovered the value in engaging with industry associations and educational institutions to generate interest in the field, and gain the inside track on finding the brightest and the best skilled tradespersons,” says Shaun Thorson, CEO of Skills/Compétences Canada. “As Skills/Compétences Canada prepares to host the Skills Canada National Competition in Vancouver next year, it welcomes the generous support of UA Canada as Presenting Sponsor and this valued three-year partnership will enable us to promote the value of trades and apprenticeship.” The UA was a Premier Sponsor of the 2012 Skills Canada National Competition, held May 13-16 in Edmonton. Under the new partnership agreement, UA will be a multi-year Presenting Sponsor of the national skills competitions, beginning with the 2013 Skills Canada National Competition which will take place June 5-8, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. The event attracts more than 500 competitors representing over 40 trades from all provinces and territories to compete in Canada’s only national, multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young skilled trade and technology students and apprentices.