Amy Matthews, Partnership Coordinator

Amy attending her first Blue Jays came in Canada, which she says is a big part of "becoming a Canadian".

1) When did you begin working with Skills Canada Alberta?

I joined the Skills Canada Alberta team as Partnership Coordinator in October 2017.

2) How did you first get involved with Skills Canada Alberta?

I have a background in event planning and fund development and wanted to utilize my skills to make a positive difference. Skills Canada Alberta was the perfect opportunity to help inspire youth to think about their future in a fun and engaging way!

3) What is your role with Skills Canada Alberta, and what types of programs/initiatives etc. would some of our Skills followers be contacting you/communicating with you about?

I am the Partnership Coordinator and am responsible for garnering sponsorship for Skills Canada Alberta events, maintaining relationships and fulfilling partner deliverables. Skills followers can contact me for Try-A-Trade and Skill City partnership opportunities. 

4) What has been one of your best memories/experiences while working with Skills Canada Alberta?

My favorite memory to date is experiencing my first Provincial Skills Canada Competition - the shear size and level of excellence was mind blowing. 

5) What is your favorite thing about working with Skills Canada Alberta/why do you like working here?

So far, I have enjoyed seeing how invested and passionate our supporters (sponsors, trainers, educators etc.)  are about Skills Canada Alberta! I also like to see how Skills has helped past competitors achieve their dream and make a difference in their chosen trade or technology.

6) Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

I have recently moved to Canada from Manchester, England. In my spare time, I like to check out new restaurants, travel and play netball (similar to basketball), which is a relatively new sport to Edmonton!

7) If you could learn any trade or technology, which one would it be and why?

If I could learn one trade it would be cooking because I love to eat and try new foods!