Saskatoon’s Got Talent… skilled trades talent!
By Anthony Capkun
July 21, 2015 – Saskatoon, Sask., recently hosted the 21st Skills Canada National Competition, where “the best and brightest students and apprentices in skilled trades and technologies were tried, tested and judged”, and EBMag correspondent Mike Edwards was there to take in the action.
Mike spoke with Leigh Smithson, an educator at Notre Dame Secondary School (Red Deer); Eric Koster, a student of Notre Dame, who went on to win Gold at the competition; Shaun Thorson, head of Skills Canada; Jim Martin, the program head of Electrical Training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic; and Sara Daniel of Southwire Canada, which was not only a sponsor of the competition (Long-Term Supplier), but the generous sponsor that enabled us to send Mike to Saskatoon to cover the event.
There will be more on the national competition in an upcoming edition of Electrical Business Magazine. For now, learn about the importance of the skilled trades—electrical, in particular—and the educators and industry players who are helping to ignite and sustain a passion for the skilled trades in our youth.
A very special Thank You to our sponsor, Southwire Canada, for helping us send our correspondent to Saskatoon.