23rd Annual Provincial Competitions April 5th 2017 at Tradex, Abbotsford.
Competitors from post secondary, secondary, middle and elementary schools competed in the Provincial Skills Canada British Columbia Competition held in Abbotsford, BC. Since 1994, SkillsBC has been providing thousands of students with the opportunity to watch their peers showcase trades & technology skills and compete for gold in these Olympic-style contests.
Competition areas are divided into training/grade levels with qualified competitors from post secondary institutions being chosen by their instructors, and with the majority of the secondary and middle school competitors qualifying through the wining of gold medals at the Regional Competitions.
Every year qualifying BC National medalists have the opportunity to become part of Team Canada which represents our country at the World Skills Competition, or the World Skills Americas Competition held on alternate years.
Hundreds of volunteers from around BC, including those that make up the Provincial Technical Committees, put in thousands of hours developing and judging the competition areas; mentoring student competitors; and setting up the annual Provincial Competition.
The Provincial Competition hosts the largest Trades & Technology Career Fair in BC! The Pathway to Careers Fair provides career development resources to students from education, government & industry representatives.
Trades & Technology First Hand activities provide hands on experiences for the thousands of visitors & spectators who attend the Provincials.
Pathways to Careers Showcase
To access the online registration form, please contact SkillsBC’s office @604-432-4229. Please complete the online registration form here.
Skills Canada BC invites you to be an exhibitor at our Pathways to Careers Showcase held in conjunction with the Annual SkillsBC Competitions
The SkillsBC Competitions will feature more than 40 competitions involving secondary and post-secondary students as well as our career fair component. We will host over 600 competitors from around the province and approximately 6000 visitors from the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. Visitors include school age youth, as well as members of the general public, dignitaries, educators, and business and industry leaders.
The Pathways to Careers Showcase provides exhibitors like you with an opportunity to promote your products and services, provide information about the work you do, interact one-on-one with those who are seeking or providing information relating to careers and work, and most importantly, to work with others who are committed to building a strong workforce in British Columbia through promoting the development of marketable skills.
Travel Grants available for the 2016 Provincial are:
1. Competitor travel from outside the Lower Mainland to Abbotsford. Online Registration is now closed.
2. Bus subsides for school groups to Abbotsford. Online Registration is now closed.