Skills Canada is a website to encourage and support a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies among youth. Career development practitioners can utilize this website to assist their young clients in developing their essential skills, which include numeracy, oral communication, working with others, continuous learning, reading text, writing, thinking, and document use. These skills provide youth the foundation for learning various employment-related skills and enable them to be flexible in their work environments. They are applicable in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity.
The website also provides information on different skills and trades that youth can be involved in such as information technology, manufacturing and engineering, services, and transportation.
Career development practitioners will find the resource valuable for learning about supporting their young clients as they pursue their career aspirations. The website gives them tools and activities to support youth in developing their essential skills and will inform them about the skills that young people will require to pursue various job opportunities.