Presentations & Workshops

All of the below offerings are typically covered in a presentation, and can be easily catered to your class or groups interest. All workshops follows health & safety guidelines, have no cost, can be done virtually or in person, and can range between 45 min to 2 hours. If you would prefer it to be focused on a specific area, let us know! (ex. your class has already had a general presentation and now just wants a hands on experience)

What are the trades & technology careers, and what is an apprenticeship?

There are 48 designated trades in the Yukon, and hundreds of career options within the trades & technology sectors. This part of the presentation covers what it means to enter a designated trade and apprenticeship, and what you gain from being an apprentice in the Yukon.

How do I get into trade & technology careers?

Provides information on next steps of education and training, how long schooling is for the designated trades, entrance requirements for specific trades, where training can be done and more!

Who is in the trades & technology careers?

Gain a better understand the impact of the trades on our community, this section is also sometimes assisted by local trades people - if you'd specifically like to have someone joining the presentation please let us know when you reach out and we will do our best to find someone. As these presentations are typically done during the week and peoples work hours, we can't always find a volunteer to join us.

Experience the trades!

Provides an opportunity for hands on experiences with different trades and technology careers, helping develop the awareness of one's interest, strengths, and skills. Options vary based on the groups interest, skill level, the space program is held, and time limit.

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What is a Skills Club?

Skills Clubs are extra-curricular programs run by teachers and industry professionals who want to engage youth in the opportunities that Trades and Technology can offer.

They can provide participants with the opportunity to experiment with different trades. Maybe it is designing and building a park bench, maybe it’s learning how to code, cooking fresh pasta, or mechanics.

These workshops can run for as many sessions as you'd like, some are over the course of an entire school semester, others run for 2 hours after school once a week, for 1 month. Whatever your capacity to teach, we're here to support.

If you are a youth wanting to join a Skills Club in an area not currently offered, please reach out to us. The more demand there is for different clubs the more likely it is that we're able to continue to add new ones! 

How to START a Skills Club?

Step 1

If you are an educator, or industry member - decide which skill you'd like to share.
ex. hairstyling, mechanics, graphic design, carpentry
If you're not sure what skills are best to offer, we will happily help you with information about what we're currently seeing the demand for.

Step 2

Reach out to us with any questions or concerns about your idea.
We can help advertise, outfit your Skills Club with materials and supplies, and support in other places needed.
ex. safety equipment, groceries, tools, space rental, registration forms

Step 3

Work together to finalize details.
This is when you'll decide things like how often and how long you'd like to hold your club, how many people you have room for, what extra support you'll need throughout, then all thats left is finding participants!

How to JOIN a Skills Club?

Step 1

Reach out to Skills Yukon to see what we are currently offering!
Skills Clubs start at various times throughout the year. Contact us to find out which clubs are currently being offered.

Step 2

Choose the Skills Club that you are most interested in!
Once you have found one that you are most interested in, Skills Yukon will register you in the program and get you started on developing your skills!

Step 3

If there is not a Skills Club currently running that you are interested in, contact us to find out how we can provide you with the opportunity to explore that skill area.

Past Skills Clubs

Carpentry club at FH Collins in 2022

Carpentry club at FH Collins in 2022

Picnic table building in Carmacks in 2022

Picnic table building in Carmacks in 2022

Hairstyling club held at Studio Esque in 2022

Hairstyling club held at Studio Esque in 2022

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Girl's Group: Building Skateboards at Porter Creek Secondary School, Whitehorse, 2019

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Shed building in Haines Junction, 2018

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Electrical Installations training for the Territorial Skills Competition at Yukon University, 2019

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Hairstyling training for the National Skills Competition at Kutters Hairstyling, Whitehorse 2019

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Baking club at Vanier Secondary School, Whitehorse, 2019

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Cooking club at Robert Service School, Dawson City, 2019

DIY Kits

DIY Kits are an opportunity for youth to explore a trade and/or technology area in a self-guided way. They can be provided for individuals, school groups, and youth organizations with Yukon. There is a variety of different options based on interest & availability. Contact us to learn more about this opportunity!

Cardboard Boat & Sled Races

Teams of 4 were are given limited supplies to create a boat and/or sled for the annual races! The experience helps develop new skills, in addition to strengthening leadership, teamwork and problem solving ability. Interested in hosting a race at your school? Contact us directly!