WorldSkills Calgary 2009
Canada is hosting WorldSkills, an international trades and technology skills competition, in Calgary, Alberta from September 1-7, 2009. This event, the largest to take place in Calgary since the 1988 Olympics, promotes and displays skilled trades and technology careers to youth. The competition will involve 45 skill categories, including plumbing, baking, printing and web design.
Alberta commits $4 million to send students to WorldSkills 2009
Thousands of Alberta students will have an opportunity to explore trades and technology occupations and learn from the best in the world, thanks to $4 million in provincial funding that will send Grade 9 and 10 students to the WorldSkills competition being held in Calgary next September.
Premier announces Government of Alberta support for WorldSkills 2009
WorldSkills Calgary 2009 will feature about 1,000 students from across the world competing in trades and technologies. On May 26, Premier Ed Stelmach announced $24 million, to date, in funding to help organize and stage the 40th WorldSkills Competition in 2009. In addition, WorldSkills Calgary 2009 introduced Mike Holmes, Canada's Most Trusted Contractor, as their Honorary Spokesperson. "I am very pleased to partner with WorldSkills Calgary 2009," said Holmes. “If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time. My motto is 'Make it Right,' which matches very nicely with the mission and values of WorldSkills Calgary 2009."
- 1,000 competitors from 51 member countries will compete (30 languages)
- 5,000 international experts, delegates and judges will attend
- 150,000 student and public spectators will attend the competition
- 45 skill categories plus to up eight demonstration skill categories will be presented
- The event takes place September 1-7, 2009 at Stampede Park in Calgary
To learn more about provincial, national and international skills competitions, visit
For additional information, please call 780-427-7219.
Canadian team at WorldSkills Shizuoka 2007 – Japan