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.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Time: See Event Schedule

Location: Lethbridge College

Event schedule 2020

(Please note that this is a general schedule of events; timelines for each contest may vary slightly; please refer to the specific schedules located in each competition area or speak to a competition representative for clarification)

7:30-8:00Competitor Check-in – Please report to CE 1305 (besides Tim Hortons) to sign in and collect your registration package. Please proceed to the Competitors Lounge (The Cave) and help yourself to snacks, juice and coffee; find your competition sign - a representative from your contest will escort you to the competition area.CE1305
7:40-9:30Orientation - Meet the organizers, judges, and fellow competitors; take a brief tour of the area; review safety procedures and ask any questions that you may have.Various event locations
8:00-9:30Contests get underway:

Cabinet Making
Culinary Arts
Fashion Technology
Graphic Design
Video Production

Western Tractor Room
10:30-11:30Cosmo Demo - Open to allThe CAVE
11:30-12:30Lunch is provided for all competitors and school chaperones ONLY (lunch times are staggered, consult your competition coordinator for your lunch schedule).The cafeteria
12:00-1:30Culinary Luncheon – guest judges meet at CE 1305 for orientation, then move to the dining room, outside AN 1635 to enjoy the delicious meals prepared by our Culinary Arts competitors.CE1305
12:00-12:30Contests resumeVarious event locations
1:00-2:50Time is up! After your work area has been cleaned up, you can enjoy some refreshments & snacks and relax in the Competitor’s Lounge (The Cave). Judges will be busy evaluating projects and determining the award winners. Competition specific feedback sessions will be held – check with your Skills Expert about the time/location of these.The CAVE
4:00Awards Ceremony begins - medals and prizes awarded to the top 3 competitors in each contest. This is open to the public so please feel free to invite guests.IB Theatre

Parking for the event is FREE in Lot O. Overflow parking is also available in Lot N. See the map for Lot O&N location.


Registration for the SWRSCC opens on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8:30am.

Registration for the Provincial Skills Canada Competition opens Wednesday, January 22, 2020 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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 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

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