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17th National Skilled Trade & Technology Week kicks off with career exploration

November 2, 2021 | By Anthony Capkun

Virtual Career Exploration Event, November 2, 2021. Image : screen capture.

November 2, 2021 – Today, Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) officially launched the 17th National Skilled Trade & Technology Week with a Virtual Career Exploration Event. This year’s theme is Creativity & Innovation.

Intended for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students, teachers and career seekers, today’s exploration event exposed visitors to careers and education pathways in the skilled trades and technologies.

Among the highlights, a panel discussion with live Q&A on “Crushing barriers to the skilled trades” that tackled misconceptions, best practices and required preparation when pursuing a career in the trades.

In addition, visitors could view SCC’s video series “I love my job”, which highlights careers in the skilled trades and technologies, delivered by practitioners in those trades.

Visitors were also able to interact with around 30 industry and education partners from across the country in the Exhibit Hall.

To learn more about National Skilled Trade and Technology Week 2021, visit the website.

Skills Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not-for-profit organization—with partner Skills Canada organizations in each of the provinces/territories—that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trade and technology careers among Canadian youth.

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