Skills BC programs are open to any student attending a public or private school in British Columbia.
Post Secondary/Apprentice Level Competitors must not be a fully certified journeyperson (or equivalent) in the contest area in which they wish to compete at the time of the competition.
Junior Skills Competitions are open to students in Grades 6 to 9.
Secondary Level Competitions are open to high school students below the age of 22.
Post-Secondary/Apprentice Level Competitions are open to students below the age of 29.
You go to http://skillsbc.ca/NewInSPIREReg01.aspx , complete the form, and click “Submit”
Being an affiliated Skills BC School enables your school to:
a. register competitors in Regional and Provincial Skills competitions
b. access School Bus Subsides to the Provincial Skills Competition and other student travel subsidies
c. participate in Cardboard Boat Races
Basic affiliation is $50 per school. This includes the first two competitors. Additional competitors are $15 each. Full affiliation which is $200 allows an unlimited number of competitors.
You can find your regional competition information at http://skillscanada.bc.ca/competitions/regional-competitions/
Go to http://skillscanada.bc.ca/competitions/regional-competitions/ and select your school district to find regional competition dates and times.
Go to http://skillsbc.ca/NewLogin.aspx then fill in your email address, first and last name. You will automatically get confirmation of the login name and password.
Go to http://skillsbc.ca/NewLogin.aspx and click on the “Forget Your Password?” link.
SkillsBC will host the provincial competition on April 5th 2017.
The Provincial Competition will be at Tradex in Abbotsford on April 5th, 2017.
Go to http://skillscanada.bc.ca/competitions/ to find the scope document for your competition area.
No. It’s free for spectators to attend the provincial competition.
This is a hard question to answer. Spectators are welcome between 9:00am and 4:00pm. The busiest times are between 11:00am and 1:00pm so you may have to wait in line for the hands-on activities, career booths and the food court if you come during those times.
Go to http://skillsbc.ca/newschooltourpage.aspx to apply for a SkillsBC bus subsidy.
Bus subsidies are up to $300 per busload (minimum 20 students). Schools may apply for a maximum of two bus subsidies ($600).
You must apply and be approved for a subsidy before the Provincial then after the provincial competition you send in the completed reimbursement form along with bus rental receipts or proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to http://skillsbc.ca/newexhibitorbooth.aspx to apply for an exhibitor booth.
10’ x 10’ exhibitor booths at the Provincial Skills event cost $1500.
Go to http://skillscanada.bc.ca/programs/trades-tech-for-women/ to register students for the Trades & Technologies Conference for Women.