Skills Canada Competition and SkillsBC Competition considers the positive, respectful, and ethical conduct of all students, teachers, mentors, parents, and other event attendees an important and essential component of all ‘Skills’ related events.
Repeated or egregious violations of the expectations in this Code may result in consequences up to the disqualification of the student, the team, or the organization from the current event and/or future events, and potentially removal from the Skills program after review by the competition administration.
Please note: in-appropriate behaviors or demeanor from a school sponsor/supervisor will also result in disciplinary consequences as stated above.
A majority portions of the above guidelines are adapted from:
REC Foundation Code of Conduct:
A positive example from FIRST Robotics
Dr. Woodie Flowers, (1943 – 2019) EAB Chair Emeritus & Distinguished Advisor, coined the term “Gracious Professionalism®.”
Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.
In the long run, Gracious Professionalism is part of pursuing a meaningful life. One can add to society and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing one has acted with integrity and sensitivity.
The above guideline is adapted from:
FIRST Robotics Vision and Mission: Vision and Mission | FIRST (firstinspires.org)