Skills Discovery & Trades Exploratory Day is a day-long, hands-on experience for high school students in grades 10-12. There is a broad range of offerings that alight to student interests and the annual SW Regional Skills Competition. During the day, students will have the opportunity to participate in exciting projects, tours and activities while learning more about the Skills Canada Program.

Students will explore trades shops, learn from experts in the industry, and discover more about the Skills movement in this collection of experiential learning opportunities at Lethbridge College. Sessions that align to contests at the SW Regional Skills Competition will include additional information about preview contests and competition area layouts.

Students can choose to participate in one of the following sessions:

  • Automotive Technology*
  • Baking*
  • Cabinet Making*
  • Carpentry*
  • Culinary Arts*
  • Electrical
  • Fashion Technology*
  • Hairstyling*
  • Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Pipe Trades
  • Welding*
  • Wind Turbine Technology

* These sessions will include details on the Regional Skills Canada Competition and require participants to have previous experience in the trade.

Date: December 20, 2023

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: Garden Court Restaurant – Lethbridge College

On November 15, 2023, schools will be sent a link allowing them to reserve one spot per school, per session. Additional waitlist spots can also be requested at this time.

Spots are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis; spaces are limited, so don’t delay in getting your registration in!

*** Spots at the event will be confirmed via email by November 22 (including waitlist spots).

Some sessions will require students to bring equipment or PPE in order to safely participate.

These items are included in the registration form and may include:

  • Dress requirements (ie: steel-toed boots, pants, closed toed-shoes, etc)
  • Equipment to participate (ie: sewing machine)

Supplying required equipment is the responsibility of the school and student. Students who do not meet these safety requirements will not be able to participate.

Schools must have at least one supervisor on campus for the duration of the event, with cell phone access in the event of any emergencies.

Supervisors are encouraged to move between session areas to check in with students; some areas may be restricted for safety purposes.

Supervisors can be teachers, administrators, parents and/or drivers.

Parking details are being confirmed. Please check back in later November for an update on this.

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