Skills Ready partners with educators from across the province to produce experiential activities that provide ways for young people to connect with employers and community.

In many cases, opportunities to access future employment have been created.


Skills Ready Presentations explore concepts around employability. From the core attributes of attitude, skills and knowledge that comprise the Industry ASK, to the basics of workplace safety that are explored in our LearnSafe presentations - students take part in guided discussions and activities that develop these attributes and demonstrate that they are employable.

LearnSafe - Safety Talks

LearnSafe brings worker and public safety information to high schools.

Enhancing safety awareness for secondary school students in B.C. is an essential component of getting youth ready for employment and keeping them safe while in the work place.

LearnSafe Talks bring an industry perspective to the classroom. During a one-hour presentation, industry professionals will:

  • Share real-life experiences and learnings from the job site
  • Discuss the importance of a worker’s right to know, right to participate, right to refuse and right to no discrimination
  • Conduct activities that are designed to increase knowing and awareness of workplace safety
  • Demonstrate the various levels of personal protective equipment required for various occupations
  • Share links to valuable resources, provide materials and engage students in a Q & A session

Students will leave the presentation with an understanding of the importance of safety training and awareness on the job site, and why safety is a critical element in achieving employment.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Talks

Through consultation with industry and educators across the province, three core expectations were identified for young people starting out in the skilled trades and technologies. The attributes - ATTITUDE, SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE, are the backbone of this discussion.

During this one-hour discussion, industry professionals and career catalysts will:

  • Share real-life experiences and learnings from work and life
  • Discuss what industry professionals look for in a new hire
  • Share ways that youth can demonstrate that they have the attitude, skills and knowledge that will help them be successful in their first job

Email or fill out this this form to book a Skills Ready Awareness Presentation.


Skills Ready Showcase events and Opportunity Fairs bring local employers into classrooms and provide students with the opportunity to connect with employers and share their projects. Participants discover first-hand how what they do in school bridges to the world of work. Through our many industry partners, the Skills Ready team facilitates a variety of workplace tours to sites such as manufacturing facilities and construction sites. These tours help students see the amazing variety of careers that exist in our communities. They may also lead to work experience or apprenticeship opportunities.

Showcase Events

Skills Ready Showcase Events bring industry employers into the classroom in an informal setting to see the good works that are going on in shop classes across the province.

The classroom becomes a gallery where your students can present and share the projects with industry professionals.

Opportunity Fairs

Practice interview skills and connect with real-life employers in a speed round of interviews.


Take your students onsite at to visit a variety of workplaces.  During the tours, employers share their workplace and give students a glimpse into what work looks like in their facility or on their worksite.

ADST Activities

Custom designed events ranging from spaghetti bridge building to cardboard boat races bring industry members in for an initial design thinking discussion, followed by a hands on activity.

Email or fill out this this form to book a Skills Ready Awareness Presentation.


Skills Ready works with educators to build the bridge to industry for students in high school. From the first experience in industry through to high school apprenticeship opportunities, Skills Ready facilitates the community of industry supporters who are creating the first chance for a student to start on their trades or technology career path. Collaborate with Skills Ready to arrange interactive activities and direct connections to employers for your students.

Work Experience

Summer Work Project