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Level Up! with Skills Canada
February 24, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

Activity 1: Carpentry

Description: In this activity, students do some backward design in terms of unraveling a pre-made package so that it looks like a 2-D polygon. The notion of not wasting any materials is important to the design and production processes. Students also do some forward-thinking design by creating a 2-D polygon design that, when folded together, becomes their new 3-D “product”. Students are asked to create a 2-D floor plan of a small cabin or house which, when folded together, becomes the end product.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Small cardboard box (ex. herbal tea boxes, toothpaste box, spaghetti noodle box, Kraft dinner box, file folder box, cereal box, etc.)
RulerGraph paper

Teacher Guide (pdf)
https://www.skillscompetencescanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Carpenter_BoxedIn.pdf
A video tutorial will be available on the Skills for Success Stage during the event.
Post a photo of the finished product on social media using the hashtag #LevelUpWithSkills to have it appear on our event’s Media Wall. Don’t forget to tag Skills/Compétences Canada!

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Activity 2: Automotive Repair

Description:In this activity, students will utilize knowledge that they have, combined with online research, to prepare a quote for a customer who needs to have service and repairs done on their car. In groups of three people, each will prepare a quote for automotive maintenance work. The class will be competing for the instructor's business.
To begin, the teacher will brainstorm different potential parts of vehicles, costs associated with having a vehicle, etc. If this is being taught in a location where many students don’t have cars in the household, they could use a recreational vehicle – skidoo, 4-wheeler, boat, even a bicycle. If many do not have these and they live in a place with public transportation, use examples of buses and getting buses serviced. Whatever is happening in the place that this is being taught, use that example. The key is having this be practical and relatable for all students.
Teachers can provide a template quote for students to use or have them create their own.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Computer with internet access
Description sheet of parts and items needed

Teacher Guide (pdf)
https://www.skillscompetencescanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Automotive_QuoteMe.pdf
A video tutorial will be available on the Skills for Success Stage during the event.
Post a photo of the finished product on social media using the hashtag #LevelUpWithSkills to have it appear on our event’s Media Wall. Don’t forget to tag Skills/Compétences Canada!

Facebook: SkillsCanada
Twitter: @Skills_Canada
IG and TikTok: @SkillsCompetencesCanada
LinkedIn: Skills/Compétences Canada

Activity 3: Car Painting

Description: In this activity, students will be asked to “test” the viscosity of a number of different products and “rank” the viscosity of each to determine the effect that viscosity would have on items, such as painting a car. Students will be responsible for testing viscosity in both hot and cold temperatures. Students will begin by pouring liquid from one cup to another and charting how long it takes the liquid to transfer. Then, students will be asked to drop a marble into each of the cups to view the effect viscosity has. Students will then view a demonstration of viscosity levels after items have been refrigerated. Lastly, students will test viscosity and pipe flow by having them drink edible products through a straw. Students will then be able to determine why viscosity is a factor in painting a car.

Duration: Two (2) 45-minute classes
Materials:
• Dixie cups
• Graduated cylinders
• Stopwatch (or use stopwatch function on smartphone or ipod)
• Marbles
• Corn starch
• Water
• Liquid glue
• Nail polish
• Yogurt
• Honey
• Smoothie
• Tarp (something to contain the mess)
Teacher Guide (pdf)
https://www.skillscompetencescanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CarPainting_PerfectDrip.pdf

A video tutorial will be available on the Skills for Success Stage during the event.
Post a photo of the finished product on social media using the hashtag #LevelUpWithSkills to have it appear on our event’s Media Wall. Don’t forget to tag Skills/Compétences Canada!

Facebook: SkillsCanada
Twitter: @Skills_Canada
IG and TikTok: @SkillsCompetencesCanada
LinkedIn: Skills/Compétences Canada

OTHER EVENTS

Be on the lookout for other upcoming events hosted by Skills/Compétences Canada and our various Member Organizations across Canada. Check out our websites or follow us on social media for the latest information.

Skills Canada National Events
Skills Canada Alberta
Skills Canada British Columbia
Skills Canada Manitoba
Skills Canada New Brunswick/Nouveau-Brunswick
Skills Canada Newfoundland & Labrador
Skills Canada Nova Scotia
Skills Canada Nunavut
Skills Canada Ontario
Skills Canada Prince Edward Island
Compétences Québec
Skills Canada Saskatchewan
Skills Canada Northwest Territories
Skills Canada Yukon

PARTNERS

Member Organization Partners

  • Centre of Excellence for Energy
  • Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
  • College of the North Atlantic
  • FWS Group of Companies
  • Inforoute FPT
  • Industry Training Authority BC
  • NAIT
  • Northern Group of Companies
  • Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • PEI Construction Association
  • SAIT
  • Trades NL
  • Trouve ton métier
  • WorkSafe BC
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Ontario

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet, so you can participate wherever that is.
You can use your email address that you have entered during registration to login on the day of the event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for days! Therefore, you can attend whenever it is convenient for you during that period of time.
Yes. Like a physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your colleagues simply by entering their email.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access.