What are we all about?

Helping you explore your options!

Skills Competences Canada

We are a part of the national association, Skills Competences Canada, which has offices in each territory and province in Canada. Their missions is to encourage and support a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth. Winners from our Territorial Skills Competition go on to the Skills Canada National Competition, hosted by Skills Competences Canada.

What we do

Our mission is to promote trades and technology careers as a top choice option for Yukoners.

We engage with Yukoners across the territory through Skills Clubs, hands-on workshops, in-school presentations, and competitions. We showcase trades and technology training in exciting and creative ways, while supporting teachers and volunteers to offer content that engages and inspires students. 

We work with mentors, coaches, and volunteers, partners in industry and education, and all levels of government to invest in Yukon’s next generation of skills tradespeople.  We work together to connect Yukon youth with hands-on opportunities to explore meaningful and rewarding careers in skilled trades and technologies.

Board of Directors (2020-21)

Our board represents voices from industry, education, and government sectors. The Board meets regularly, and an annual general meeting is held each July. Board members are often members of Skills Canada National Technical Committee (NTC).

While it’s not a requirement, board members generally take a lead role in planning and executing Territorial and National competitions.

Gerry Quarton, President
Aaron Quarton, Vice-President
Ryan Cumming, Treasurer
Doug McRae, Secretary
Patrick Rouble, Director
Dilan Parker, Director
Marlene Croken, Director
Steve Bullers, Director
Lorraine McRae, Director
Dominic Devigne, Director

Alumni

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Riley Hildebrand - Heavy Equipment Technology

"A regular day? Never had one. That’s what I like about my job. One day I could be troubleshooting issues with a modern natural gas engine and the next could involve crawling into a hydro turbine performing inspections. It puts all areas of my trade to the test and pushes me to become a better technician every day."
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Joel Stacey - Carpentry

"My trade has allowed me to work with all kinds of interesting people from all over the world and this has helped make me a more open-minded person. I have been lucky to work all over Canada in my current job; there has never been a boring day so far!"  
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Bell Laosomboon - Cooking

"The best part of my trade is the dynamics involved. Although it may apply to other trades as well, I find that cooking has so many opportunities. There is so much variation that no two days need to be the same if I choose. Endless combinations of ingredients and processes make each meal an exciting adventure in itself."
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Morgan Madden - Hairstyling

"I have had lots of interesting projects! Colour corrections and doing fashion colours on clients usually takes multiple appointments, or at least a day to a half-day of work. I love the challenge and to see the process the hair goes through to reach the client’s goal."
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James Croken - Workplace Safety

"Skills Canada Yukon has brought prowess and ingenuity that helps me day to day"
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Lowell Tait - Heavy Equipment Technology

"The challenges I faced at Skills Canada are similar scenarios that I face daily on the job. It's a great way for you to challenge your skills and meet others in the trade"
Are you a Skills Canada Yukon Alumni? Contact us to get involved!