The Gene Haas Foundation donated $50,000 (USD) in scholarship funding to Skills Canada

Posted at: Jun 19


The Skills Canada National Competition was held May 27 – 30 in Saskatoon, SK. This years competition welcomed more than 500 young competitors from all over Canada and thousands of spectators cheering them on. Haas Factory Outlet, A division of Thomas Skinner is honored to have contributed to the success of the event.

“We are very proud of our sponsorship role with Skills Canada, and are excited to be a part of moulding the next generation of skilled trade workers in the metalworking industry” says Paul Krainer, Owner and President of Thomas Skinner.

About the Skills Canada National Competition

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. This year, the competition was open to the public May 28-29, 2015 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The event tests the best and brightest students from across the country who will be measured against exacting industry standards in the skilled trades. The event provides competitors with an opportunity to further develop their skills through hands-on competition with their peers, and the distinction of being named the nation’s best in their chosen field. The competition brings together representatives from industry, government and educators along with more than 5000 visiting students who will take part in interactive Try-a-Trade® and Technology activities. The competition features over 40 skilled trade competitions ranging from carpentry and mobile robotics to welding, aircraft maintenance and fashion design. Through these competitions, Skills/Compétences Canada seeks to raise awareness about skilled trades and technology sectors to all Canadian youth and their influencers. For more information visit:


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Les Olympiades canadiennes des métiers et des technologies

Les Olympiades constituent la seule compétition nationale pour de multiples domaines spécialisés organisée à l’intention des élèves et des apprentis du pays. La salle des concours était ouverte au public les 28 et 29 mai, au Parc Prairieland, à Saskatoon, en Saskatchewan. Cette rencontre permet aux meilleurs talents du pays, de partout au pays, de se mesurer aux rigoureuses normes de l’industrie. Les Olympiades leur permettent aussi de perfectionner leurs compétences dans le cadre d’épreuves pratiques et de se mesurer à leurs pairs. Chacun de ces jeunes visent à obtenir le titre de champion national dans leur domaine respectif. Les Olympiades réunissent des représentants d’organisations syndicales, du secteur privé, du gouvernement et du secteur de l’éducation. Plus de 5000 visiteurs prennent part aux stations interactives Essaie un métier et une technologie. Plus de 40 domaines font l’objet de concours, tels que la charpenterie, la robotique mobile, le soudage, l’entretien d’aéronefs et la mode. Au moyen des Olympiades, Skills/Compétences Canada vise à sensibiliser les jeunes et les personnes qui les influencent à l’importance des métiers et des technologies. Pour d’autres renseignements, on peut visiter :