Programs

Presentations & Workshops

The below offerings are the four main categories of programs that we offer, approved for use in Yukon schools with direct links to curriculum.
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.

What are the trades and technology careers?

Providing an introduction to the trades & technology sectors, offering the opportunity to explore the meaningful and rewarding diversity of careers available for their future.

How do I get into trade & technology careers?

Provides information on next steps of education and training to inform career-life choices for post graduation in relation to trades and technology careers.

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! 

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!

Past Skills Clubs

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Girl's Group: Building Skateboards at Porter Creek Secondary School, Whitehorse
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Shed building in Haines Junction
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Electrical Installations training for the Territorial Skills Competition at Yukon University
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Hairstyling training for the National Skills Competition at Kutters Hairstyling, Whitehorse
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Baking club at Vanier Secondary School, Whitehorse
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Cooking club at Robert Service School, Dawson City

Territorials & National Skills Competition

Our biggest event of the year! Every Spring, we transform a regular space into an Olympic-style trades and technology competition zone! Over 50 competitors, both secondary students and apprentices, from across the territory showcase their talented skills for a spot to represent Team Yukon at the Skills Canada National Competition!

Learn More

Past Competitors

Lowell Tait - Heavy Equipment Service - 2016-17
David Lister - Mechanical CADD - 2010-18
Scott Novak - Welding - 2014-16
Jodie Thomson - Graphic Design - 2010
James Croken - Workplace Safety - 2019
Morgan Madden - Hairstyling - 2018

Past competitions

Territorial Electrical Installation medalists and coaches

Secondary level cooking competitor and NTC member

Carpentry competitor in 2021 Territorial Skills Competition

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!