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1 Proudly serving BC industry since 1994

2 Discover SkillsBC For the past 20 years SkillsBC has worked with industry, government and educators to provide BC youth with engaging & hands-on opportunities to explore skilled trade & technology careers. More than you think….. WHO WE ARE….

3 Discover Skills BC Skills BC has built a network that spans every region of BC

4 600 volunteers from communities across BC

5 Affiliations with 142 K-12 Schools in BC

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7 10,000 alumni - Students who have competed in Skills BC competitions Adam Ruel owner Fine Cut Developments John Rosse owner Terra Mechanical Ltd. Kyle Peatt Senior Designer, Mobify Caitlin Mayo (with Minister Bond) owner Sugar Patisserie

8 Providing 12,000 students from communities across BC with opportunities to explore skilled trade & technology careers ANNUALLY!

9 SkillsBC is part of a world wide movement that began 67 years ago….. Over 120,000 Canadian youth participate ANNUALLY All Provinces & Territories in Canada participate BC hosted the event in 2013 Over 200,000 Spectators 53 Countries participate Bi-Annual Event – 2015 Sao Paolo, Brazil

10 Discover SkillsBC “Energy companies trying to raise almost US$50-billion for Canada’s first network of natural gas export terminals will face an even more basic challenge: finding the workers to build them” Financial Post, Dec More than you think….. Why we do what we do….

11 By the numbers: 54, 500 – number of skilled trade job openings in BC over the next 7 years (not including LNG) 100,000 – number of LNG skilled trade job openings in BC over the next 30 years 1.5 million skilled trade job openings in Canada in the next 7 years. 2 of 3 skilled tradespeople over the age of 45 years old in BC today. 14.5% youth ( years old) unemployment rate. 1 in 5 high school graduates over the next 3 years that will need to directly enter into a skilled trade training program in order to fill the skills shortage in BC Post Secondary Programs – over 56% women, but only 39% enter into a STEM career (Science, Math, Engineering, Technology). Girls that participate in hands-on STEM related activities (ie. Skills BC activities) are 2.7x more likely to enter into a STEM related career later in life.

12 Discover SkillsBC What we do…. More than you think….. Based on the Regional and Provincial labour market needs of the province, SkillsBC designs unique mentorship programs that influence youth to pursue in-demand careers.

13 Collaboration & Partnerships Government, Industry, Educators, Labour Trades Training BC & Skills BC = Discover Skills BC To be the primary resource/destination for youth, parents and educators searching for information about careers in skilled trades and technologies in BC

14 13 Regional Competitions 1 Provincial Competition 2000 Competitors Skills BC Regional & Provincial Competitions

15 Pathway to Careers Exhibition & First Hand Activities

16 Trades & Technology Conference for Women

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18 Welding & Iron Work Careers

19 1 st Annual SkillsBC Card Board Boat Races

20 Discover SkillsBC QUESTIONS? More than you think….. Contact: Skills Canada British Columbia Ph. (604)


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