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Skill City

Experience the thrill of the skill.

You can read all you want about skilled professions. However, there's nothing like actually getting in there and trying it for yourself.

Skill City is a great way to introduce yourself to a career in the skilled professions in a hands-on, dynamic way. Participants get to safely try their hand at some of the skills they'll see at WorldSkills Calgary 2009. It will give everyone a true appreciation of the talent involved to actually "make" something.

Skill City activities also encourage you to think about your future (you know how hard that can be) and the importance of finding a career that is financially and emotionally fulfilling to you. In other words, these experiential educational activities can help you find the right career for yourself.

At WorldSkills Calgary 2009, Skill City will be out in full force with 18 activities housed in the Skill City tent, along with many other activities interspersed throughout the competition venue. If there's a skill you want to try... it'll be there.


Tentative Try-A-Skillā„¢ / Try-A-TradeĀ® Activities:


  • Computer Animation – Animation Creation

  • Beauty Therapy – Cosmo Skills

  • Bricklaying Brick Wall

  • Painting & Decorating Virtual Painting

  • Welding Weld Your Name

  • Cooking Get Cracking Omelette

  • CNC Milling Build A Key Chain

  • Mould Making Build A Yo-Yo

  • Automobile Technology Tire Change

  • Carpentry Rafter Construction

  • Plumbing & Heating Soldering Pipe

  • Car Painting Virtual Paint Booth

  • Refrigeration Pipe Bending

  • Electrical Installations Low Voltage Experiments

  • Landscape Gardening Flower Mosaic

  • Electronics Build A Biofeedback Monitor
  • Plastering & Drywall Systems Fix A Hole

  • Cabinetmaking Build A Birdhouse

  • more to come...

Skill City activities will encourage you to think about your future.

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