By BW Staff 
 
Edmonton Alberta -- May 4, 2018 -- High school and post-secondary students from 80 communities recently participated in the Provincial Skills Canada Competition in 46 trade and technology events. Over 700 students participated in the two-day event, featuring 45 unique events ranging from Culinary Arts to Robotics, and Auto Service to Welding at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. The Gold Medalists from the Provincial Skills Canada Competition are now part of Team Alberta, and will compete at the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition, which is being held in Edmonton June 4-5, 2018.
 
“We are proud to work with Alberta’s industry, education and government stakeholders to inspire, develop, and elevate Alberta’s skilled youth,” notes Chris Browton, Executive Director of Skills Canada Alberta. “All of our competitors are an excellent representation of the values of Skills Canada Alberta – commitment, focus, and the possibilities open to students prepared to take on a challenge.”
 
The Provincial Skills Canada Competition features Skills City, Alberta’s largest trade and technology career show. About 10,000 career seekers and students took part in interactive Try-a-Trade demonstrations, as well as visit with employers and recruiters, industry associations, labour groups, training institutes and government partners. 
 
$3 million worth of tools, equipment and material from industry, labour and education supporters were donated from members of various trades industries. They recognize that Alberta’s continued prosperity is dependent on the development of a highly skilled workforce.