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DEWALT tools power up the Skills Canada national competition 2024 in Quebéc City

DEWALT tools power up the Skills Canada national competition 2024 in Quebéc City

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO (May 27, 2024) – Skills/Compétences Canada, the national non-profit organization responsible for promoting skilled trades and technologies to Canada’s youth is proud to announce that DEWALT Power Tools & Accessories is an Official Sponsor of the Skills Canada National Competition 2024, in Quebéc City from May 29 to June 1.

The Skills Canada National Competition features over 500 secondary and post-secondary competitors from all 13 provinces and territories, competing for the national title in their skilled trade or technology. The 45 Skills Areas include everything from welding to carpentry, robotics to hairstyling, and auto service to cooking. DEWALT Power Tools & Accessories will be in approximately 14 Skill Areas in the construction sector.

The sponsorship of the Skills Canada National Competition 2024 marks a long term partnership between Skills/Compétences Canada and DEWALT Canada. As part of the competition DEWALT will donate all the tools used in the competition to local schools in the city hosting the event. In 2024, seven schools in the Quebec area will receive a package of tools valued over $10,000. These packages will feature tools including: DEWALT cordless drills, mitre saws, reciprocating saws, various hand tools, and more. Thousands of students will be impacted by these tools and this will go a long way in terms of allowing students the opportunity to properly train in a number of different trades.

Matt Markowiak, Director of Marketing for DEWALT Canada says “it is a great honor to be part of the Skills Canada National Competition. We are happy to be providing so many talented competitors with professional-grade hand and power tools from DEWALT at SCNC. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Skills/Compétences Canada and supporting the next generation of skilled tradespeople in Canada in the years to come”.

“Events like the Skills Canada National Competition encourage Canadian youth to discover skilled trade and technology careers through interactive activities, and find their passion. It also allows us to raise awareness of these important and lucrative careers to our future skilled workforce”, said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Office, Skills/Compétence Canada.

As a one of the leaders in the Canadian hand/power tool market, DEWALT’s support of Skills/Compétences Canada showcases their commitment to developing the future skilled tradespeople in Canada. The demand for skilled tradespeople in construction remains high. According to the Government of Canada, approximately 700,000 skilled trade workers are set to retire by 2028, creating a growing need to recruit and train thousands more. Industry support from a company like DEWALT goes a long way in ensuring that Skills/Compétences Canada can deliver proper messaging to students.

The Skills Canada Competition 2024 runs on May 30 and 31st, at the Centre de foires d’ExpoCité in Québec. It features an opening ceremony on Wednesday May 29th and a closing ceremony, including the presentation of medals in over 40 Skill Areas, on June 1st. Visit skillscompetencescanada.com for full event details.

For more information, visit www.dewalt.ca 

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