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Nova Scotia Education Department partners with Skills Canada for 2019 competition

September 20, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

Student visitors participate in a Try-A-Trade and Technology activity at the
2018 Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton, AB (Photo: Skills Canada).

Nova Scotia has partnered with Skills Canada to encourage students to attend the 2019 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), to be held in at the Halifax Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.

The province’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development signed on as school engagement sponsor to provide funding to schools that want to send teachers and students from elementary school up to senior high school to participate in the competition.

In recognition of SCNC’s 25th anniversary, the competition will include related activities, special guests and industry celebrities.

More than 550 secondary and post secondary students are expected to compete in Halifax, NS for the title of national champion in over 40 skilled trade and technology skill areas. The organization will also host more than 50 Try-A-Trade and Technology activities for approximately 7,500 student visitors.

“It is because of partnerships like these that we are able to engage students and peak their interest about careers in skilled trades and technologies and demonstrate why these occupations are great career choices,” said Shaun Thorson, CEO of Skills Canada. www.skillscompetencescanada.com



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