Essential Skills Youth Forum

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Held in conjunction with the Skills Canada National Competition, the Essential Skills National Youth Forum (ESNYF) provides a venue for young adults, aged 18-22, to discuss current Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) programming.

The goal is to gather recommendations–from the voices at the table, which represent various regions across the country–on how to improve SCC activities. Conversations are guided by predetermined criteria and vary from year to year. Results from the Forum mould a blueprint for SCC’s and its member organizations’ steps forward, allowing them to more effectively reflect today’s youth and the current trades and technologies landscape.

The ESNYF is more than just a one-time platform for dialogue; it becomes a think tank of talented youth talking about those engaged in trades and technologies in Canada.

The Forum has a lasting legacy–it sparks networking opportunities where strong relationships are formed and serves as a space where leadership potential is unveiled.

Essential Skills National Youth Forum 2016