Skills Competitions

Skills Canada

Skills Competitions give high school students a great opportunity to challenge themselves and show off their skills.

Students have the opportunity to compete in over 40 trade and technology categories ranging from baking, fashion, welding, animation and much more. Check out all the Skills Alberta Events.

There are a few reasons to take on a skills challenge:

  • to increase your skills
  • to have fun doing something you love to do
  • to show off your skills
  • to learn about the world outside of high school

It can start in High School with a Regional Skills Competition and can take you across the globe to a World Skills Competition!

Are You Up for the Challenge?

Watch more videos on the Skills Alberta YouTube Channel.

Regional Competitions

Happens at a variety of venues in Calgary throughout the spring. Includes some qualifiers for the Provincial Competition.

Competition details are available in Skills Alberta Events. Use the 'All programs' dropdown to sort the events to "Regional" and then "Calgary".

Learn how it works and find your skill.

Work with your teachers to prepare for the competition. 

Note:

  • There is no cost to enter a Regional competition
  • Students must register through the EM Skills Coordinators (Ms. Ell and Mr. McDermott)

Provincial Competition - Team EMHS/ CBE

2023 Provincial Skills Canada Alberta Competition - Edmonton, AB

Dates: May 10 - 11, 2023

Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton, AB

Competition details are available in the Skills Alberta Events. Use the 'All programs' dropdown to sort the events to "Provincial". Click on each event for details. With this information, students can work with their teachers to prepare for the competitions.

  • Students must register through the EM Skills Coordinators (Mrs. Ell and Mr. McDermott)
  • The EM Skills Coordinators are working with a committee of teachers from across the Calgary Board of Education to plan the trip details for almost 120 CBE students to the Provincial Skills Competition. We will travel together and stay at the the same location in Edmonton. 
  • Students can also choose to travel on their own or with their families, without school supervision, and accept the responsibility for all costs of the trip themselves.

National Competition – Team Alberta

2023 Skills Canada National Competition - Winnipeg, MB

Dates: May 24 - 27, 2023

Location: RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB

The provincial Gold medal winners are given the opportunity to be a part of Team Alberta at the Skills Canada National Competition. If the Gold medalist is not able to attend, the next top ranking individuals will be asked to participate.

Travel and Accommodations are arranged by Skills Alberta but neither Skills Alberta nor the Calgary Board of Education have funds available to cover the costs of competing at Nationals. Families need to plan ahead in the event that their child earns a spot on Team Alberta and budget approximately $500 to cover the costs of the competition.

WorldSkills International Competition

Happens every two years.

Members of Team Canada may qualify during the National Competition. They will train for the next WorldSkills Competition.

Sponsors

If you, or your company, or organization would like to make a donation to help support our skills competitors and coaches, please email Robyn Ell at rlflaherty@cbe.ab.ca to see how you could best help.

School Contacts

EM Skills Coordinators are Ms. Ell at rlell@cbe.ab.ca and Mr. McDermott at bamcdermott@cbe.ab.ca

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