NEWS RELEASE: Vale Canada Renews Sponsorship Support for Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC)

Vale Canada Limited, in Partnership with SCC and its Member Organizations in Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador, Work Together to Promote Careers in Skilled Trades and Technologies

OTTAWA, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ – SCC is pleased to announce that Vale Canada has renewed their support as a multi-year sponsor up to and including 2019! The Vale partnership includes SCC’s national office, and Skills Canada member organizations in Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.

As a new initiative this year, we’re working with Vale’s Manitoba office on transporting more than 40 students from Northern Manitoba to visit the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) for an unforgettable experience! This partnership has continued to grow since its initial inception in 2015.

“Skills/Compétences Canada is proud to continue our partnership with Vale in which we profile the dynamic, interesting and valuable careers in the Canadian mining industry,” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer of Skills/Compétences Canada.

“Vale is excited to renew our commitment to SCC to spark an early interest in trades and technology in Canada’s youth,” said Cory McPhee, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs. “Bringing students, apprentices and mentors together at the Skills Canada National Competition will give kids a vivid sense of the skills that are in high demand in this country at companies like ours. It’s going to be a memorable experience that could help shape young people’s direction for life.”

Vale is committed to supporting the continuous development and education of a diverse, skilled and qualified workforce, especially in the areas of trades and technology. There are many great careers and bright futures for youth, but many are not aware of the full range of opportunities or the skills and training required to attain that bright future. Programming and events like those offered by Skills/Compétences Canada ensure that youth will experience a fuller range of career possibilities, and will be acknowledged for their efforts and learning relative to trades and technology.

About Vale

With a mission to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development, Vale is a global mining company with headquarters in Brazil. Vale is a leader in the production of iron ore and the second largest producer of nickel. Canadians have been working in, and benefitting from, the mining industry for more than a century. Vale is proud of their accomplishments in Canada and is excited about what the future holds. For more information, visit

About SCC

SCC was founded in 1989 as a national, not‐for‐profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth. For information on SCC’s programs and competitions visit

For further information: Michèle Rogerson,, 613-266-4771