Our fifth annual Northern Regional Skills Competition will be held on March 14, 2018, in Meadow Lake at North West College. MLTC is proud to host this year's regional competition.
We will continue, as a response to the calls to action for the TRC, to celebrate and honor traditional Indigenous trades, such as beading and aboriginal art. Our long-term mission is to offer more skilled trades' competitions that match community vision and demand for skilled workers in the northern communities. Let’s get the word out to our communities to get our youth excited about demonstrating their exceptional talents.
Last year, high school students from both the Northern Lights School Division and Meadow Lake Tribal Council showcased their incredible skills in Aboriginal art, aesthetics, baking, beading, cooking, carpentry, hairstyling, outdoor power and recreation equipment, photography, public speaking, TV video production, and welding. We hope to improve on these competitions this year.
Remember, that all gold medalists in all contest areas will advance to the 20th Annual Provincial Skills Competition, taking place on April 13, 2018 at EVRAZ Place in Regina.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Jody Bender and the hardworking staff of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, as we begin our planning for this very exciting event. We are now asking tradespeople to volunteer their time to coach and/or judge the competition. This is going to a fabulous event but we need your help as volunteers as no job is too big or small.
This competition brings communities together to build capacity: one youth and one skill at a time.
Jody Bender, Career and Guidance Coordinator at MLTC, Executive Director Al Gabert from Skills Canada Saskatchewan and I will begin our planning on December 19 in Meadow Lake. We look forward to partnering with North West College to make this event one to remember.
I will update the news as we begin our planning of the Northern Regional Skills Competition.
Creating opportunities creates hope and the Northern Regional Skills Competition is a launching pad to a potential career in Skilled Trades and Technologies.