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Competition Guidelines

Participant Eligibility
Technical Chair
Scope Document
Sponsors
Contest Project
Expenditures
Judges
Evaluation

Participant Eligibility

Secondary Students

•  Students must attend a public, separate or private secondary during the same year as the competition (2005-2006 for the April 20, 2006 Competition).

•  Maximum age for student participants is 22 years (as of Dec. 31 in the year of the competitions).


Post Secondary Students

•  Post secondary/apprenticeship students must be engaged in a training program/activities during the year of the competition (2005-2006 for the April 20, 2006 Competition).

•  Note: Certified journeypersons do not qualify as post secondary students.

In both student categories, only Canadian Citizens and permanent residents are eligible to compete in the Territorial Skills Competition.


Technical Chair


The Technical Chair provides leadership and direction in the organization of the contest in which he/she is regarded as the expert. Organizational details normally related to this position include:

•  Establishing a working committee

•  Developing a scope document that outlines the nature of the contest, knowledge and skills to be tested, the tools and a list of materials and equipment available on site or required to bring

•  Sourcing all necessary materials for the competition

•  Designing a project for the competition

•  Recruiting judges and providing them with the test/project and the scoring criteria prior to the event

•  Determining sponsorship and maintaining an accurate record of contest expenditures

Physically setting up the competition site, running the contest and cleaning up following the contest


Scope Document

  • Scope documents should be revised and ready for the 8th Annual Territorial Skills Competition by February 28, 2006

    •  Scopes should include the following topics:

    •  Purpose of the challenge

    •  Skills and knowledge to be tested

    •  Clothing requirements

    •  Equipment and materials to be provided by sponsor

    •  Equipment and materials to be provided by contestant

    •  Judging criteria/point breakdown

    •  Guidelines for developing/revising contest scopes for the Territorial Competition can be obtained from the national scopes available on www.skillscanada.org

    Scope documents will be provided to each of the registered competitors


Sponsors


All competitions require a sponsor who will promote careers in trades and technologies as follows:

•  Provide equipment and/or assume the costs of setting up the contest site and/or in kind contributions, as required for a successful competition.

•  Present a gift not exceeding $100.00 in value to the gold place winner in the contest.

Sponsors for the competitions will be acknowledged by signage at all competitions events, media coverage and presentations.


Contest Project

  • The project must be no longer than 6 hours in duration including orientation and evaluation.

    •  The project should include detailed instructions and any required diagrams.

    •  To ensure fairness for all competitors, the projects must remain confidential until the competition starts.

    On the competition day all completed judging forms must be submitted to the Operations Centre between 4:30–6:30pm.


Expenditures

  • For the most part sponsors will assume responsibility for costs incurred in their contest.

    •  Where costs are assumed by Skills Canada NWT, purchases must be pre-authorized.

    A materials and supplies list and cost for each contest is requested by the Skills Canada NWTs office for purposes of sponsor recognition and for determining actual cost (in kind and monetary) for each contest.


Judges

  • Judges should be experts from the private sector wherever possible.

    •  Judges must evaluate the projects by objective criteria, provided by the Technical Chairs and committees.

    Judging of the contest must be completed and the completed judging form submitted to the Operations Office by 6:30 pm on the day of the competition.


Evaluations

  • All participants will complete an evaluation form regarding their experience as a competitor. This evaluation will be completed immediately after the competition and submitted to the Operations Office by the Technical Chair/committee member.

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