Skills / Compétences Canada

Professional development program

From 2007 and 2016, I volunteered at Skills / Compétences Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of careers in technology and skilled trades.

As Co-chair of Skills / Compétences Canada’s National Technical Committee of Graphic Design, my responsibilities included identifying sets of skills and techniques to be tested, designing the project and judging criteria, and evaluating competitors at the secondary and post-secondary level during annual skill competitions. I worked with other committee members and educators across the country to define a curriculum that includes unique projects each year.

This page showcases some of the work I have done throughout the years, including the website for both educators and prospective competitors, the competitor packages, the infrastructure plan, and photos from the competitions during my tenure.

My Roles

  • Communication
  • Competition development
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Event planning
  • Front-end development
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Project management
  • User experience
  • User interface
  • Volunteer recruitment

Collaborators

  • The National Technical Committee of Graphic Design
    • Albert Law (BC)
    • April Condon (PE)
    • Becki Peckham (NL)
    • Cameron Mackay (ON)
    • Chloe Stark (BC)
    • Craig Chislett (NL)
    • James Rogowy (MB)
    • Jim Hoffman (SK)
    • John Barry (NL)
    • Lyle Cruise (AB)
    • Michel Bulon (QC)
    • Michel Maltais (QC)
    • Tracey Landry (NS)
  • Operations
    • Bill Yang (BC)
    • Marilou Leduc (ON)
    • René Ragetli (BC)
    • Tim Ireland (BC)

Website

For educators & prospective competitors