Q&A: Skills Canada CEO Shaun Thorson at 2014 Skills Canada National Competition
July 25, 2014 - At the Skills Canada National Competition in Toronto (June 5-6, 2014), Shaun Thorson, CEO, Skills/Compétences Canada, said that the competition is a great opportunity for young people to learn about skilled trades and technology careers through hands-on activities.
Thorson said that many interesting and lucrative trade and technology careers exist in various industry sectors. According to Skills/Compétences Canada partners, including Skills Canada National Competition presenting sponsors UA Canada and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), many of these jobs are in high demand.
“Exposing students to these opportunities early on is a key factor in broadening their career prospects and ensuring they understand the importance of acquiring essential skills while in elementary and secondary school,” said Thorson.