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) – 12 of Alberta’s brightest young trade & technology students have been named Team Canada Prospects in 10 competition areas.  

These skilled individuals will continue to train in their field and will once again compete head to head in a WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Event in 2019. The winners will be invited to join Team Canada and will represent our country at WorldSkills Kazan, 2019 in Russia.

Team Canada Prospects:

Competition Area Name Training Institute
Autobody Repair Muhammad Afzal NAIT
Bricklaying Jordin Dittmer SAIT
Cabinet Making Taylor Desjardins SAIT
Cabinet Making Andrik Jacobsen Bev Facey Community High School
Electrical Installations Eric Koster Red Deer College
IT Network Systems Administration Anjesh Shrestha University of Alberta
Mechatronics Laine Van Hardeveld & Alexander Wilkinson SAIT
Plumbing Taylor Oliver-McCallum Red Deer College
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