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Message from the CEO 
Skills/ Compétences Canada (SCC) has just returned from Kazan, Russia after participating at the 45 th WorldSkills Competition. We are very p leased to have supported WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitors at this incredible event and to have witnessed their talent .  
After months of intensive training and mental preparation , t he 32 members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 recently competed at the 45 th WorldSkills Competition for the prestigious title of world champion . WorldSkills Kazan 2019 was held in Kazan, Russia from August 22 to 27 where over 1,300 of the best talent in skilled trades and technology in the world competed in 56 Skill Areas . Team Canada returned with one silver medal and 14 medallions of excellence. We are very proud of their hard work and their accomplishments on the world stage .  
SCC is getting ready for a busy and productive fall season with many meetings and events that will be held in the coming months. During the first week of November, SCC will be hosting National Skilled Trade s and Technology Week (NSTTW) . From November 3 to 9 , SCC along with its Provincial/Territorial Member Organizations , will be ho lding events to raise awareness of skilled trade and technology careers to parents, youth and educators. If you are hosting any skills related events or activities during that week please let us know. SCC in partnership with Skills Canada British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)  will be ho sting the official launch of NSTTW on November 5 , at BCIT in Burnaby , British Columbia . For more information about the launch and this week of activities click here .  
Skills / Compétences Canada and Skills Canada British Columbia have begun preparations for the 20 20 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). On November 1 and 2, the NTC chairs, co-chairs , BC host region National Technical Committee m embers  and partners will meet to develop the contest descriptions and project requiremen ts for SCNC 2020. Thank you to all of our volunteers and partners for their continued support , we could not host an event of this caliber without you .  
T h e 26 th Skills Canada National Competition will be held May 28 and 29, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, British Columbia . We hope you will join us for this exciting and impactful event !
Shaun Thorson
Chief Executive Officer
Skills/Compétences Canada 
Skills/Compétences Canada In the News  

Here are some recent news clips featuring the 45th WorldSkills Competition, in Kazan, Russia:
- Read this press release featuring the competition results of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 issued by Skills/Compétences Canada on August 27: WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 Celebrates their Participation at the 45th WorldSkills Competition, in Kazan, Russia .
- Read this article in   Transport Routier published on August 28 on Jack Dupuis, Silver Medalist in Heavy Vehicle Technology at WorldSkills Kazan 2019: Le mécanicien québécois de véhicules lourds Jack Dupuis médaillé en Russie .
- Check out this article featuring Marie-Soleil Perreault, competitor in Beauty Therapy , published on September 6 in La Voix de l'Est : Une esthéticienne originaire de Granby médaillée en Russie .
- Check out this article on Jake Doan, competitor in Industrial Mechanic Millwright featured in Education News Canada on September 6: Sheridan Apprentice Receives a Medallion for Excellence at WorldSkills in Russia .
- Read this article in Journal Métro on September 3 on Grégoire Michetti , Aircraft Maintenance competitor at WorldSkills Kazan 2019: Un technicien de Baie-D'Urfé se démarque .
- Read this article on Raoul Surprenant , WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in Mechanical Engineering Design CAD, published in Journal Métro on August 30: Raoul Surprenant, diplômé du cégep de Saint-Laurent, se distingue à Kazan .  
- Check out this article featuring Bogdan Malynovskyy and Mateusz Cwalinski , WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitors in Mechatronics, published on August 29 on the   Humber College Website : Humber excels in WorldSkills Mechatronics competition  
- Check out this article on Muhammad Afzal, WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in Autobody Repair published on August 24 in the   Edmonton Journal : 'Olympics of the trades': NAIT apprentice in Russia for WorldSkills competition .
- Read this article featuring Bogdan Malynovskyy and Mateusz Cwalinski , WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitors in Mechatronics, published on August 21 in Manufacturing Automation : Humber grads head to WorldSkills 2019 for mechatronics competition .  
- Check out this article on Taylor Desjardins, WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in Cabinetmaking published in CTV Calgary News on August 14: SAIT student heading to Russia to compete in WorldSkills Competition .
- Check this article in Burnaby Now on August 13, which highlights Clarissa Roque, WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in Confectioner/Pastry Cook: Burnaby baker, cook to show off their skills on world stage .
- Read this article on Zachary Walsh, WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning , i n the Chronicle Herald on August 12 : National winner from Annapolis Valley off to world skills competition in Russia .
- Read this article featured on the Red River College Website on July 31 on Antonio Neufeld, WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in Bricklaying: Apprenticeship bricklayer to represent Canada at WorldSkills Competition in Russia .
- Check out this article in Collision Repair Magazine on July 25 which highlights Maggie Friesen, competitor in Car Painting at WorldSkills Kazan 2019: The countdown for WorldSkills is on!
- Check out this feature on Taylor Oliver-McCallum, WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in Plumbing and Heating, published in the Wetaskiwin Times on July 18: Wetaskiwin tradesman competes in world skills competition.
- Read this article in La Revue on July 4th which highlights Sébastien Brissette, competitor in Landscape Gardening at the 45 WorldSkills Competition : Un Mascouchois au Mondial des métiers.
To see more articles on WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitors, click on their individual profiles here.  
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SCNC Halifax 2019 - Recap Booklet 
The 2019 Skills Canada Nationa l Competition (SCNC) held last May 2 7 to 30 in Halifax, Nova Scotia , was a memorable event as we celebrated SCNC's 25 th anniversary ! Remember this milestone by checking out the highlights of this event and seeing exciting event photos . Click here for the SCNC Halifax 2019 Recap Booklet.

To see media highlights of the 25 th SCNC, go to our new media highlights webpage .
WorldSkills Kazan 2019: Team Canada Winners are Announced! 
After several months of intensive training and dedicated focus, the 32 members of WorldSkills Team Canada  headed to Russia to compete at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 with the goal of winning the coveted title of international champion . The WorldSkills Competition is held every two years and is the world championship of skills, and the most prestigious international vocational skills competition. WorldSkills Kazan 2019 was held from August 22 to 27 2019 at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre with Opening and Closing Ceremonies being held at the Kazan Arena. The 45 th WorldSkills Competition hosted over 1,300 competitors from more than 60 WorldSkills member countries and regions competing in 56 Skill Areas. Approximately 250,000 visitors from Russia and beyond were onsite during the event to witness this exciting C ompetition. 
WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitors participate in the parade of nations at the Opening Ceremony of the 45th WorldSkills Competition. 
After the four days of intense competition, the winners were announced at the Closing Ceremony on August 27 . WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 was awarded with a S ilver M edal and 14 M edallions of E xcellence. Skills Canada would like to congratulate Jack Dupuis from Val-Alain, Que bec for winning the S ilver M edal in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance ! Jack was a student at the Centre de formation en mécanique de véhicules lourds de Lévis and is now employed at Audet and Knight . We would like to thank his trainer Steve Schram-Jobin and his expert Angelo Spano for all of their hard work and support.  

Jack Dupuis (on the left), silver medalist in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance at WorldSkills Kazan 2019, proudly poses for a photo at the Winners Circle.   
In addition , congratulations to the following competitors who were awarded a Medallion of Excellence:
  • Bogdan Malynovskyy and Mateusz Cwalinski, in Mechatronics
  • Raoul Suprenant, in Mechanical Engineering Design CAD
  • Adam Sebastian, in Welding
  • Grégoire Michetti, in Aircraft Maintenance
  • Karime Ait-Allaoua and Herman Muller, in Mobile Robotics
  • Taylor Desjardins, in Cabinetmaking
  • Marie-Soleil Perreault, in Beauty Therapy
  • Lisa Aernoudts, in Fashion Technology
  • Clarissa Roque, in Confectioner/Pastry Cook
  • Pascal Doiron, in Automobile Technology
  • Leah Patitucci, in Cooking
  • Zachary Walsh, in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Joseph Thoong, in Graphic Design Technology
  • Jake Doan, in Industrial Mechanics Millwright
While in Kazan, the WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitors also had the opportunity to participate in several activities. This included a Canada Night Reception which took place at the Hayal Hotel on August 26 to celebrate the team's hard work and accomplishments. They also participated in the One School, One Country Programme, where schools in the host country were matched with a WorldSkills Member country or region. This g ave the students an opportunity to learn about the values, traditions and culture of the WorldSkills Member that they have adopted, as well as obtain information about the skilled careers represented at the Competition. As the Canadian Member Organization of WorldSkills, Skills/ Compétences Canada was paired up with School 181 . While visiting their school, they had the opportunity to meet the students, sit in on their classes and participate in several interactive activities while learn ing about their educational system.   
Rashad Ali, WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 competitor in CNC Turning, poses for a photo with a Tatarstan dancer at the welcome reception at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 also had the opportunity to participate in a few excursions such as a visit to a traditional Tatarstan Village where they learned about an assemblage of historic timbered buildings, which marks the living quarter where ethnic Tatars were forced to live following the siege of Kazan in 1552. They also visited the Kazan Kremlin and grounds , a famous world heritage site , and attended a welcome reception at the International Equestrian Sports Complex where they tasted authentic Russian cuisine, watched live horse races and were entertained by traditional Tatarstan dancers.   
Read the press release and  check out action shots and videos of the 201 9 WorldSkills Competition.  
For a recap of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 , visit: worldskills2019.com .  
A few interesting facts about WorldSkills Kazan 2019:
  • For the first time , a flag relay preceded the WorldSkills Competition. In February 2018, the WorldSkills official flag was sent to the International S pace Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket. It then travelled around the world to all the countries that previously hosted a WorldSkills Competition.  
  • For WorldSkills Kazan 2019, competitors and experts were housed in newly built WorldSkills Village capable of holding 14,000 people.  
  • The Skills Competitions are constantly evolving to reflect our changing world. At WorldSkills Kazan 2019, Water Technology and Hotel Reception became new official Skill Areas.
  • The WorldSkills Kazan 2019 shopping list included: 150,000 sheets of paper for Print Media Technology, 30,400 screws for Plumbing and Heating and 1,000 cocktail sticks for Restaurant Services. General items needed for this Competition included: 24,800 bricks, 1,944 drinking glasses, 450 chef's hats, 24,838 individual fresh flowers, 22 drones and 35,000 meters of electrical cable to name a few.
Skills/Compétences Canada Celebrates Essential Skills Day with the Essential Skills Back to School Campaign! 
Skills/Compétences Canada's (SCC) Back to School campaign brings awareness to individuals about developing and maintaining high level Essential Skills (ES) . This year, SCC partnered with ABC Life Literacy Canada to promote Essential Skills Day which took place on September 19, 2019. On this day, w e had a live chat discussion on Twitter about ES topics . You can also check out our fun ES quiz on our social media channels to test your knowledge of Essential Skills . Find out which Essential Skills you need to be a successful Apprentice or Tradesperson.  
SCC also invited alumni and i ndustry partners to help spread the Essential Skills word via Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram using the hashtag #ESDAYCHAT19 . Thank you to everyone who participated ! Good Essential Skills make for successful students and successful future employees. Click here for Essential Skills resources.  
How do students use Essential Skills?
Document Use - interpreting course schedules . This is also the theme for the 2019 National Skilled Trades and Technology Week and the 2020 Skills Canada National Competition, in Vancouver , B.C
Reading Text - understanding course descriptions .
Thinking Skills - including job task planning & organization to help students sort their school demands with work schedules .  

Continuous Learning - ensuring students are continuously learning in all facets of life including at school, at their jobs, and in life. 

Visit www.skillscompetencescanada.com to learn more about the nine Essential Skills.  
Upcoming Events

Get Ready for National Skilled Trades and Technology Week (NSTTW) November 3-9, 2019
Skills/ Compétences Canada (SCC) and its Member Organizations will be hosting events to r aise awareness of skilled trade and technology careers to parents, youth and educators. Th is week of events will include cardboard boat races, young women's conferences, in-school presentations and interactive workshops , to name a few. This is an opportunity for organizations across Canada, industry, education, labour, government, associations and educational institutions, to get invo lved in promoting skilled trade and technology opportunities to youth in a unique and interactive wa y.  
A list of activities happening in each province and territory will be available shortly at www.skillscanada.com . To obtain more information about these activities, please contact your provincial/territorial office .  
SC C will be hosting the official launch of NSTTW on Tuesday , November 5 th at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in Burnaby , British Columbia . During the launch , student visitors will have the opportunity to participate in several Try-A-Trade ® and Technology activities and discover the many exciting careers that exist in several industry sectors . This year's Essential Skills theme will be Document Use . More information about NSTTW will be available on SCC's Web site in the coming weeks  

If you are interested in p artnering with us for NSTTW 201 9 , please contact Gail Vent , Director, Business Development and Marketing at [email protected] .  
Mark Your Calendar for the 26th Skills Canada National Competition! 
N ext year's Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) will be held May 2 8 and 29 , 20 20 , at the Vancouver Convention Centre , in Vancouver, British Columbia .  
20 20 marks the 2 6 th year of the Skills Canada National Competition. Through SCNC, Skills/ Compétences Canada promotes skilled trade and technolog y careers to Canadian youth through competition and fun and interactive Try-A-Trade ® and Technology activities . The Skills Canada National Competition is our flagship event and is a n ideal way to connect with tomorrow's workforce!    
Come to SCNC and see the 550 plus competitors in action as they compete for the title of national champion in over 40 skilled trade and technology Skill Areas. SCNC Vancouver 2020 will also be a qualifying year for WorldSkills Shanghai 2021.  
SCNC 2020 Highlights include :
  • Over 7,500 student visitors
  • Over 50 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities
  • Over 40 skill competitions representing six sectors: Construction; Employment; Information Technology; Manufacturing and Engineering; Transportation; Service
  • Over 550 secondary and post secondary competitors from across Canada
  • HGTV celebrities Kate Campbell and Sebastian Clovis (invited)
  • Tie-in to the importance of the nine Essential Skills in the skilled trades and technologies with a focus on this year's theme , Document Use
  • Essential Skills stage: partners can highlight their trade or technology through interactive demonstrations during the two days of competition    
  •  Dedicated "Career Zone" where over 60 industry partners will demonstrate their brand or trade through interactive activities with visitors of all ages
  • VIP networking events attended by corporate sponsors, educators, national and provincial industry partners, labour and government stakeholders
  • Qualifying year for WorldSkills Shanghai 2021
Vancouver , with its location near the mouth of the Fraser River and on the waterways of the Strait of Georgia , Howe Sound , Burrard Inlet , and their tributaries , has for thousands of years, been a place of meeting, trade and settlement. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life . Winters in Greater Vancouver are the fourth mildest of Canadian cities after nearby Victoria , Nanaimo and Duncan , all on Vancouver Island.  
We could not hold an event of this magnitude without the support of our partners , volunteers and stakeholders , including the Government of Canada , our education partners and many , many others.   
Our multi-year partners include:
AMJ Campbell
Barry Callebaut
Canadian Copper & Brass Association
Canadian Woodworker
Computers for Success Canada
Copper Development Association
Emerson Climate Technologies
Featherlite a Louisville Ladder Company
Fixturlaser Canada
Gene Haas Foundation
Hammond Manufacturing
In-House Solutions
Lincoln Electric
Mac Tools
McCordick a Bunzl Company
Pivot Point
Sandvik Coromant
Sheet Metal Workers Local 296
Southwire Canada
Stanley / DeWalt
Thomas Skinner
UA Canada
Volvo Construction Equipment

To find out more about our sponsorship opportunities that would best suit your organization, please contact:  
Gail Vent, Director, Business Development and Marketing, Skills / Compétences Canada, 1-877-754-5336 ext.507, [email protected], or download our 
Partners Pack age here !

To stay up to date with SCNC Vancouver 2020, go to: www.skillscompetencescanada.com.
Shanghai Will Host 46th WorldSkills Competition 
During the WorldSkills General Assembly held at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, it was announced that Shanghai, China had won the bid to host the 46 th WorldSkills Competition. This is the second time China will be hosting the WorldSkills Competition. In 1993 the WorldSkills Competition was held in Tapei , China.   
Click here to view their promotional video.
Held every two years, the WorldSkills Competition is the world's largest professional education event and represents the gold standard of excellence in skilled trades and technologies . The WorldSkills Competition inspire s young Competitors to reach new heights, helping them turn their passion into a profession.  
Shanghai is hosting the 46 th WorldSkills Competition from Sept ember 22 to 27, 2021 . Over 1,300 competitors from more than 60 member countries and regions will gather in Shanghai, China to compete for the title of international champion.   
For more information about WorldSkills Shanghai 2021, visit worldskills2021.com.
In dustry News and Stories
UA Canada - Skills Explored 
UA Canada, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters of Canada , hosted their annual Indigenous Students Program at the Skills Canada National Competition in May this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This program invites local Indigenous high school students to attend this amazing event, introducing them to over 40 skilled trades and technologies. Twenty-six local Indigenous students signed up for the program and were bussed to Halifax, with their chaperones, from as far as Cape Breton Island.   
After arriving in Halifax, UA Canada hosted a dinner for their s pecial g uests at a local restaurant before whisking them off to the Skills Canada National Competition o pening c eremony at the Cunard Centre in downtown Halifax. Filled with cheers for all the c ompetitors from across Canada, the students were wowed by such a vibrant celebration. The students then turned in for the night to rest up for the exciting day ahead.   
In the morning, the students arrived at the Skills Canada National Competition at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. They were greeted by their UA Canada host, Jill Timushka , and tour guides from Skills / Compétences Canada where they received their day passes, backpacks, and Essential Skills p assports.   
Along with their guides and chaperones, the students toured the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) , which hosted more than 550 competitors, competing in over 40 Skill Areas. The annual event challenges the winners from each of the p rovincial /territorial s kills c ompetitions, in each skilled trade or technology , to determine the national winners . The students were able to watch these competitors do their very best to win the g old m edal in their skilled trade or technology  
The Indigenous student group explores skilled trades and technology careers at the 2019 Skills Canada National Competition, in Halifax.

There were many Try- A -Trade ® and Technology activity booths set up throughout the event. The students were encouraged to try their hand at any of the skilled trades or technologies that interested them. With each Try- A -Trade ® and Technology activity that they tried, the students could get a stamp in their p assport, then enter it to win a draw for a prize.   
After lunch, students were entertained at the Essential Skills Stage with UA Canada's Ryan Skalko hosting the Trade Trivia Contest. The contest had two teams of students competing to see who had learned the most about the trades while at this amazing event. One of the students who played along won a great prize!  
In the afternoon, students were bussed to UA Local 56 to have a tour of their fantastic training facility, hosted by the Business Manager himself, Darren Muise. The group talked about what they had discovered about the trades while snacking on sandwiches, pop and cookies. The students then boarded the bus for one last , long ride home.   
UA Canada is looking forward to hosting this event again next year, on May 28 and 29, when the 26 th Skills Canada National Competition is held in Vancouver, B . C. We hope to see you there!  
UA Canada, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters of Canada, is a Premier Sponsor for the Skills Canada National Competition .  
Contributed by : UA Canada
Women of Steel - Forging New Opportunities: Introduction to Welding Program

CWB Welding Foundation recently announced the Women Of Steel - Forging New Opportunities: Introduction to Welding Program (IWP) which delivered an overview of the welding profession to 72 participants through a 30 hour, one week program. This was launched at six post-secondary institutions across Canada and developed specifically for women across geographic and demographic sectors. This program encourages the participants to explore careers in welding, gain valuable hands on experience and enables them to launch further investigation into educational and work opportunities. This will also allow them to develop the skills needed to find and keep good, well-paying jobs in the trade and labour market across Canada.

Each participant completes a 30 hour course that covers an introduction to the welding trade CWBI Acorn Health and Safety, basic theory of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and welding with the SMAW process. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be tested to obtain CWB Welder Qualification in a fillet weld, flat position. This is the first step which enables graduates to enter the workforce.

Introduction to Welding Program locations included Edmonton, Alta., Tiverton, Ont., Ottawa, Ont., Regina, Sask., Moncton, N.B., and Whitehorse, Yuk. throughout August and September 2019.

"As an instructor for the Introduction to Welding Program held in Edmonton, Alta., in August 2019, I watched a motivated group of women improve their welding skills in a very short period of time. The majority of the class had no prior tool experience, let alone welding experience, but were able to produce a sealable fillet weld by the end of the program week. I have had some third year apprentices with over 3,000 hours of work experience who were not able to produce the quality and sound metal these ladies have learned to do within the IWP course. It has created a platform where women can learn practical and theoretical welding skills that will set them up to advance in their next steps towards a career in the Canadian welding skilled trade."

- Wesley Schneider, Welding Instructor, 2019 Introduction to Welding Program, Alberta Pipe Trades Training College, Edmonton, Alta. Wesley's has worked for the Government of Alberta, as the Welding Consultant/Trades Officer and is now an Instructor at Alberta Pipe Trades Training College.

83% of the women at the Edmonton, Alta. IWP successfully passed their CWB Fillet Weld Test. We look forward to sharing the results from all of the IWPs, which you will be able to find on our website at www.cwbweldingfoundation.org/wos.

Participants of the Women Of Steel - Forging New Opportunities: Introduction to Welding Program (IWP) develop their welding skills.

Contributed by: CWB Welding Foundation

Consulab is a Proud Supporter of Skills 
Consulab has a long and soried history with Skills/Compétences Canada and SkillsUSA organizations in North America, as well as WorldSkills. Since 1999 when the 35th WorldSkills Competition was hosted in Montréal, Consulab has developed and supplied products at dozens of national and international level competitions. Consulab President, Kevin Boden, has been a strong supporter of the trades, and Skills specifically, for more than a decade. Consulab has volunteered products and resources in support of skills competitions, not because we benefit, but because as a company we feel it's the right thing to do.

Consulab has been a proud supporter of skills for over a decade.

As a company, our core beliefs and business practices are aligned with those of WorldSkills. Every product we develop and manufacture has outstanding educational value that has been determined by extensive research by our educational research team. From conception to final production our product line is carefully assembled and checked over by highly skilled tradespeople using purposeful educational outcomes tied to the products. Educators and students are the driving force behind every quality ConsuLab product built.
Contributed by: Consulab
WorldSkills Competitions - Lasting Experiences and Memories
I have had the privilege of experiencing Skills at different level s . For the second time now, I was part of a World Skills Competition. This C ompetition takes place every two year s , and this year, Kazan, Russia was the choice destination.
This level of competition reunites the best of the best, from countries all around the world. The participants and their support teams gather to compete but most importantly to share their passion and dedication to the trade they have chosen . New lasting friendships are formed, different cultures are discovered, and boundaries are broken , leaving this new generation of skilled youth with opportunities that will benefit them throughout their entire career and life.

As a sponsor and technical support to the Industrial M echanic Millright t rade, I am so proud and thankful to be part of the whole Skills a dventure. It has shown me and open ed my eyes to the fact that skilled t rade s represent not only opportunit ies but the many new avenues that our youth get to choose from and flourish in.
If you are a young person and you're not sure where life will lead you , which path to embark on or where your interests lie, you can look at everything that the skills world has to offer you and discover the many opportunities that are available to you .  
Jake Doan from Sheridan College and  World Sills Kazan 2019 competitor in Industrial Mechanic Millwright.
Contributed by: Nathalie Drouin, Fixturlaser Canada Inc.
The Importance of Technical Education 
Metal-cutting skills are essential to the global economy and the future prosperity of manufacturing in every country. Through our partnership with Skills / Compétences Canada (SCC) , Sandvik Coromant brings attention to vocational education that is imperative to bridging the skills gap in the metal-cutting industry around the world.
" We have support ed Skills / Compétences Canada on both local and global levels for several years and it goes in line with our initiatives for community involvement and sustainable business with the goal to contribute to future generations ," explains David Andrews, General Manager, Sandvik Coromant Canada . This is an integral part of our corporate citizenship and a way for us to give back to the community as we do with the Sandvik Centre for Machinist Technology at the North Alberta Institute of Technology.
The Sandvik Coromant e-learning program Metal Cutting Technology 
Metal cutting competence (MCT) is in short supply worldwide , and demand is growing for education to meet the complexity of modern manufacturing. In addition to our support of education institutions and Skills Canada, Sandvik Coromant shares their own technical knowledge through a comprehensive e-learning program for metalworking skills. The focus is to understand terms and definitions and how to apply tools for turning, milling, boring and tool holding.  
In Canada, schools and companies are using MCT to help students and employees keep up to date with the latest industry methods and concepts. Participants get an understanding of the basics of production economics and how to improve productivity and profitability.  
CTA: Start the e-learning
To learn more, visit: www.sandvik.coromant.com 
Contributed by: Sandvik Coromant 

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