WorldSkills International

Every two years the WorldSkills International Competition brings together over 1000 competitors from across the world to raise the status and standards of vocational skills and training worldwide.

The next WorldSkills Competition will be held in 2019 in Kazan, Russia. 

After competing in two Skills Canada competitions in 2018– the 2018 Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC), and the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) – 11 of Alberta’s brightest young trade & technology students were named Team Canada Prospects in 10 competition areas.  

These skilled individuals continued to train in their field for a full year, preparing for their final WorldSkills Team Canada Selection event in 2019. Four of Alberta's Prospects won their events, and have officially been invited to join Team Canada and will represent our country at WorldSkills Kazan, 2019 in Russia.

Team Canada Competitors:

  Competition Area Name Training Institute
Autobody Repair Muhammad Afzal NAIT
Cabinet Making Taylor Desjardins SAIT
IT Network Systems & Administration Anjesh Shrestha University of Alberta
Plumbing Taylor Oliver-McCallum Red Deer College

Congratulations to all of the Team Canada Alberta Prospects who have accomplished so much over the past year. We look forward to watching you succeed in your chosen fields. 

  Competition Area Name Training Institute
Bricklaying Jordin Dittmer SAIT
Cabinet Making Andrik Jacobsen Bev Facey Community High School
Electrical Installations Eric Koster Red Deer College
Mechatronics Laine Van Hardeveld & Alexander Wilkinson SAIT
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Cassidy Lindseth SAIT
Welding Justin Meldrum Red Deer College

Team Canada Results for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

To be eligible for WorldSkills Kazan 2019, you must be born on or after January 1, 1997 (except in Mechatronics and Aerospace Technology). 
Information on Skills/Competences Canada's Selection Process