Developing Alberta's Greatest Resource
Established in 1992, Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) is a not-for-profit provincial association, which serves as a critical link between employers, educators, labour groups and the government to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for youth in Alberta.
We are a part of the national association, Skills Canada, which has offices in each territory and province in Canada.
To meet current demands and in anticipation of future trends, Skill Canada Alberta works to equip young minds with the skills that will help Canada compete successfully in a drastically changing world market. This is accomplished through programming targeted at junior high, senior high and post-secondary students.
In 2002, Skills Canada and Skills Canada Alberta began the process of establishing Alberta as the ideal host of the 40th WorldSkills Competition. With key partners from industry, labour, education and government, Canada demonstrated it’s commitment to developing world-class talent as host of WorldSkills Calgary 2009. About 150,000 spectators witnessed an outstanding demonstration of trade and technology skills. The legacy of the WSC2009 is an increased commitment to providing our greatest resource, Alberta students, with the skills and opportunities to succeed.
To improve the public perception of the importance of trade and technology based careers.
To promote the career path opportunities within trades and technologies.
To enhance the quality of technological education.
To develop and maintain strong links between business, education, government and labour.
To encourage students to recognize the value of completing secondary and post-secondary education for personal development and future employability.