MRO Magazine

Skills Ontario celebrates National Skilled Trade and Technology Week


November 4, 2021
By Maryam Farag

This week marked National Skilled Trade & Technology Week (NSTTW), a week-long event to promote and host awareness raising events around many career opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies in Canada.

This annual celebration was created by Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) and is celebrated by SCC, member organizations like Skills Ontario among others.

Over the week, Skills Ontario hosted social media celebration, recognizing the five sectors of the skilled trades and technologies: construction, industrial, motive power, service, and technology, along with launching new career profile videos of skilled professionals discussing their career paths and their advice to Ontario youth.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating National Skilled Trade and Technology Week,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO, Skills Ontario. “We welcome young people to explore and discover all their potential pathways – there are amazing opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies!”


SCC  hosted “A Virtual Career Exploration” event for NSTTW, where attendees learned about careers in the skilled trades and technologies, interacted with over 30 industry and education partners, answered trivia questions, and learned about the 9 Skills for Success.