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RECAP – National Skilled Trades and Technology Week 2011 launches


November 1, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton
Alyssa Dalton

November 1, 2011 – All is fair in love and model wind turbine competitions…? EBMag’s associate editor, Alyssa Dalton, was in Ottawa this morning for the exclusive launch of National Skilled Trades and Technology Week 2011, hosted by Skills/Compétences Canada (S/CC) and Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. The event featured a model wind turbine competition where teams from five local Ottawa schools competed against each other, and a 28-ft model wind turbine by Edey FX built by Algonquin College students on display. The Canada Museum of Science and Technology served as the backdrop for the event.

The launch marked the kick-off to a series of activities taking place from October 31 to November 6 across Canada under this year’s umbrella theme–energy, which according to Skills Canada, underscores the important role of building sustainable energy workforce to meet the needs of industry and future generations.

Below, we’ve consolidated her Tweets (in reverse chronological order):

(Like photos? SEE our photo gallery from the event.)


National #SkilledTrades/Tech Week- A 28-ft model wind turbine built by @AlgonquinColleg & Edey FX was also there. yfrog.com/h6npdcbj

RT @Skills_Canada: Congratulations to the winners of the model wind turbine challenge! fb.me/yQxJMUt5

National #SkilledTrades/Tech Week-Winners of model wind turbine challenge: Colonel By High School; Ecole Professionel et Technique de Minto.

RT @Skills_Canada: Turbines are now being judged / les eoliennes sont maintenant entrain d’être juges. fb.me/vEdrLODS

National #SkilledTrades/Tech Week- Here’s the Colonel By Secondary School team hard at work. Looking good, guys! yfrog.com/nwwh9kej

National #SkilledTrades/Tech Week- Today’s event features a model wind turbine challenge, with 5 local schools competing against each other.

Ntl #SkilledTrades/Tech Week-“Skilled trades make for very rewarding careers. You can wear comfy clothes!”-Leitch. yfrog.com/g0tmszj

National #SkilledTrades/Tech Week-Kellie Leitch, parl. secretary on behalf of Diane Finley, Min. of HR & Skills Dev. Cda also spoke.

National #SkilledTrades/Tech Week – “The museum is about our past, present and future; inspiring students is our future.” -Museum CEO Amyot.

This year’s National #SkilledTrades/Tech Week kicks off @ the Cdn Science & Tech Museum in Ottawa with a speech by museum CEO, Denise Amyot.

.@Skills_Canada’s National Skilled Trades/Tech Week highlights new opportunities and careers in #skilledtrades to high school students.

Not able to make it to @Skills_Canada’s National Skilled Trades & Technology Week launch? Check our Twitter updates for highlights.

Good morning! Associate editor Alyssa Dalton is in Ottawa for the launch of National Skilled Trades & Technology Week 2011. /@Skills_Canada