CANADA — RVDA of Canada has been participating in the annual Skills Canada National Competition since 2013 as a Try-A-Trade and Technology partner. The association has seen booth traffic increase, year after year. It continues to attract people to experience and ask questions about the RV service technician trade.
This event is open to the general public and all the schools in the region are invited to attend. In the past, the association reports that in all the cities it has visited in this program, from Vancouver, Toronto, Saskatoon, Moncton and Winnipeg, no one has ever said they already knew about all the skilled trades available and the skills required for each of those trades. Almost all of the adults expressed that they wished they had the opportunity to attend such an event while they’re growing up and were in awe of the high level of sophistication in skilled trades. The vast majority (99 percent) of the students told RVDA of Canada that they found at least one aspect of the skilled trades very interesting.
Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) will be hosting the Skills Canada National Competition from June 3 to 6. RVDA of Canada encourages members to send personal invites to everyone they know to attend this event during the competition days (June 4 and 5) and try the multitude of activities available.
The RV careers booth will once again be literally packed with an RV, and hands-on activities. RVDA of Canada is also looking for volunteers to work the booth and help promote this trade to future generations. Interested parties should contact Anita Lien at RVDA of Canada office at(605) 718-6306.
Skills/Competences Canada (SCC) is mandated to promote skilled trade and technology career options to Canadian youth. Including the work of its Member Organizations, SCC engages more than 350,000 youth annually through interactive experiences that profile skilled trade and technology careers. SCNC is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Every year, more than 550 students and apprentices from across Canada come to SCNC to compete in over 40 skilled trade and technology contests. Students and apprentices must compete at the regional and provincial/territorial levels before representing their province/territory at the national level. Through these competitions, Skills/Competences Canada seeks to raise awareness about skilled trade and technology sectors to Canadians and their influencers.
SOURCE: RVDA of Canada press release