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From the editor: 5 ways to modernize skills training

September 6, 2017 Corinne Lynds

How do we prepare the next generation for construction jobs that don’t even exist yet? That’s a tough one. According to a recent report entitled An Apprenticeship Skills Agenda, we had better figure it out soon – 65 per cent

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Ontario needs to train next generation for jobs that don’t exist yet

June 26, 2017 Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance

Toronto  – Ontario will need to get far more creative if it’s going to prepare young people for jobs of the future. That’s the finding of a new report released today, “An Apprenticeship Skills Agenda.” With 65 per cent of

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Ottawa welcomes Canada’s largest hands-on career exhibition for students interested in construction skilled trades

May 11, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

OTTAWA, ON – Thousands of students from across the province will descend on Ottawa for the country’s largest annual skilled construction trades career exhibition between May 16 and 18. Hosted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) with support from Employment

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Youth trades programs receiving $9-million equipment funding boost

April 5, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Skilled trades students in B.C.’s rural regions will benefit from the majority of funding from a three-year, $15-million investment by the provincial government with the purchase of new trades training equipment to support youth trades programs. The Youth Trades Capital

Women are rapidly being recruited to fill the skilled trades job gap.
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Construction companies step up efforts to recruit more women

November 24, 2016 Danna O'Brien

Last January, 38-year-old Diane Logan did what she describes as a complete 180. After 10 years as a secretary, she traded in her office wear, layered up in two pairs of long johns, a parka and quilt-lined hardhat and headed out

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BC Construction Association reports healthy workforce trends

October 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is reporting better than expected results for BC’s skilled workforce, in key figures released today for the province’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction sector. One of the biggest gains comes in the ratio of BC

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Canada and B.C. invest in skilled trades at Thompson Rivers University

September 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying, middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $30-million investment in a new Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University. The joint federal-provincial investment was announced by

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A new, local opportunity for aboriginal women in skilled trades

June 28, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadore College officially launched its unique Aboriginal Women in the Trades program today. The in-person 12-week certificate program will be delivered at Canadore’s Commerce Court Campus and will explore four key trade areas: building construction, electrical, plumbing and carpentry. “Our

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Algonquin College boosts electrical, welding apprenticeship program

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Algonquin College will add two new electrical labs in 2017 with space for 120 apprentices, and a new welding lab in 2018 supporting multiple apprenticeship programs, following $4.6 million in Apprenticeship Enhancement Funding (AEF) from the Ontario government. The new labs will include the latest

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Feds move to include apprenticeship in infrastructure procurement policy

February 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Legislation introduced to change requirements