Career Transitions has partnered with Lethbridge College and Skills Canada Alberta since 2001 to host the SW Regional Skills event. The Southwest Regional Skills Competition is 1 of 9 regional events held throughout Alberta.

The Regional Skills events showcase trades and technology occupations and reward students for their performance and commitment to these career paths. The Regional Competition is designed to develop a career awareness strategy that motivates youth to consider trades and technology occupations as a first-choice career option.

The SW Regional features 13 event areas. Some of the events are provincial qualifiers and that means that you must compete and win at a Regional level before you can go to the Provincial level competition. Each event area has a scope document which outlines the skills and knowledge that will be tested during the competition.

COVID-19 update:

SkillsAB is currently planning on running this event virtually. No details have been received yet but as soon as they are, Career Transitions will get that out.

Date: March 1 through 19, 2021 – each competition will have a set competition date across the province

Time: TBD on a contest by contest basis

Location: Virtual

Each contest will have a specific schedule which will be outlined in the Contest Description document.


Registration for the 2021 SWRSCC opens on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:30am.

Registration for the 2021 Provincial Skills Canada Competition opens Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:30am.


If you do not already have a login name, register at Once registered, you will be emailed a login name and password for your school.

If your school is already registered as a Skills School, we recommend getting your own login at


Registration is administered on a first come, first serve basis at, starting Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:30am.  Select Login from the top navigation menu on the SCA home page.  Enter the Login Name and Password provided to you when you became a Skills School. If you have forgotten your username or password, click Forgot Username/Password on the login page.

  • Once logged in, select the Regionals tab.
  • Select Add new participant
  • Select the Event you would like to reserve a spot for
  • Indicated the number of spots you would like to reserve for that event.  Most events accept only one competitor per school.
  • Select Register. If a competitor spot is available, it will be added to My Registered Participants.  If it is a team event, a link for each member of the team will be listed.


If spots are not available in the selected event or if you would like to request a spot for an additional competitor, select the Make New Waitlist Request under  My Waitlist.  Additional Competitor requests will be granted starting early February 2020.


All competitor personal contact information must be submitted online 3 weeks before the competition. To enter your student’s name and contact information log in, select the Event link under My Registered Participants. Release forms, included on the portal, must also be completed 3 weeks before the competition.

For information regarding provincials please visit the Skills Alberta Website

2019 Skills Sponsors:

Lethbridge College
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