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Skills Canada

Lord Beaverbrook Students Competing in Provincial Skills Competition

Lord Beaverbrook Provincial Skills Competitors 2015 – GO LORDS!

Skills Competitions give High School students a great opportunity to challenge themselves and show off their skills.

Students have the opportunity to compete in over 40 trade and technology categories ranging from baking, fashion, welding, animation…and much more.

There are a few reasons to take on a SKILLS challenge

…to increase your skills

…to have fun doing something you love to do

…to show off your skills

…to learn about the world outside of high school

It can start in High School with a Regional Skills Competition and can take you across the globe to a World Skills Competition!

The question is…Are you up for the challenge?

Lord Beaverbrook Skills Coordinators, please contact Mr Michael Koehler – room 277 – mgkoehler@cbe.ab.ca or Ms Stefanie Walpole – 254 – siwalpole@cbe.ab.ca

The Cardboard Boat Race

Click to see a video

…happens in November. Your team of 4 gets 90 minutes to build a boat that can be paddled across a 25m pool and then float three people.

Get a team of four together and see Mr Koehler in room 277 or Ms Walpole in room 254 to register your team.

Regional competitions…

…happen at a variety of venues in Calgary throughout the spring. Only a few of the 40 categories use Regional events to choose the students who have the skills for the Provincial Competition.

…All competition details are available in the Regional Scope for each event. With this information, students can work with their teachers to prepare for the competitions.

…There is not cost to enter a Regional competition.

…Students must register through the Skills Coordinators at Lord Beaverbrook (Mr Koehler or Ms Walpole)

Provincial Competition

…happens in May in Edmonton

…All competition details are available in the Provincial Scope for each event. With this information, students can work with their teachers to prepare for the competitions.

Skills Competition

…The Lord Beaverbrook Skills Coordinators are working with a committee of teachers from across the Calgary Board of Education to plan the trip details for almost 100 CBE students to the Provincial Skills Competition. We will travel together and stay at the the same location in Edmonton. You can click on the image to the right to see the tentative trip itinerary and anticipated costs for the Provincial Competition.

If you or you or your company or organization would like to make a donation to help support our skills competitors and coaches, please contact Michael Koehler (mgkoehler@cbe.ab.ca) to see how you could best help.

…Students can also choose to travel on their own or with their families, without school supervision, and accept the responisbility for all costs of the trip themselves.

…Students must register through the Skills Coordinators at Lord Beaverbrook (Mr Koehler or Ms Walpole)

National competitions… …happen June

…the provincial Gold medal winners are given the opportunity to be a part of Team Alberta at the National Skills Competition. If the Gold medalist is not able to attend, the next top ranking individuals will be asked to participate.

…Travel and Accomodations are arranged by Skills Alberta but neither Skills Alberta nor the Calgary Board of Education have funds available to cover the costs of competing at Nationals. Families need to plan ahead in the event that their child earns a spot on Team Alberta and budget approximately $500 to cover the costs of the competition.

World competitions… …happen every two years.

…Winners from the National Skills competion are part of Team Canada. They are training now for the next World Skills Competition.

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