Try-A-Trade® and Try-A-Skill

Yesterday afternoon Alberta Health Services directed that all large gatherings of 250 people or more be suspended in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the province. In light of this recommendation, it is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the cancellation of all planned Skills Canada Alberta programming for the Spring of 2020. This includes Try-A-Trades® at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition in May. We hope to have you join us again 2021.

CLICK HERE to read our full statement regarding cancellation of programming in relation to COVID-19. 

Try-A-Trades® and Try-A-Skills are your way of engaging students, transporting them to your industry and inviting students to sample one, or a handful, of tangible skills safely practiced in day-to-day on the job activities.

Try-A-Trade® and Try-A-Skill activities open minds, break barriers and demonstrate enthusiasm and professionalism that leave a lasting impression- fueling the desire for students to branch out and explore the endless opportunities that were once unknown. Try-A-Trades® and Try-A-Skills are located in or around the competition event areas specific to each industry represented.

Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) partners with dozens of industry, labour groups, associations and post-secondary institutions to host Try-A-Trades® and Try-A-Skills that give students a behind-the-scenes look at where their interests can take them.

Visit Skill City at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition to try our Try-A-Trades® and Try-A-Skills May 6-7, 2020 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.  Free admission and parking.

Contact Amy Matthews, Partnership Coordinator at 780-920-1973 for more information on exhibting as a Try-A-Trade®. 

Click here to register your school for a field trip to the Provincial Skills Canada Competition to take part in the Try-A-Trade® activities.