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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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Connecting students to trades training throughout B.C.

August 24, 2017 BC Gov News

The Province is supporting increased access to trades training with 562 additional seats at 13 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia that offer foundation and apprenticeship programs. “It’s been inspiring for me to visit our public post-secondary institutions, and to

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Apprentices get help with training and certification thanks to new Government of Canada program

May 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

GATINEAU, QC – Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to get good jobs, earn a good living, and look after their families. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister

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Government of Ontario is focused on getting more people started in the trades

April 18, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is supporting more than 1,200 pre-apprentices in 67 training programs this year, to help them gain job skills and experience, and prepare them for successful careers in the skilled trades. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development,

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Government of Canada invests in infrastructure at Bow Valley College

February 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today, the Government of

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Ontario invests in innovative learning facilities for Windsor students

January 10, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is investing in renewed and renovated facilities and equipment at St. Clair College’s main campus that will better equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The investment from the province and the

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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$6.21M investment will create jobs, puts students first and supports skills training

November 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadians will be better equipped for well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $6.21-million investment in a new trades training centre at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College in B.C. This joint federal-provincial investment was

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Women Building Futures Partnership aims to attract more women to construction

October 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In celebration of Women’s History Month and the changing role of women in construction, BuildForce Canada and Women Building Futures announced Oct. 26 that they are teaming up to lead more women into careers in construction. “Encouraging more women to pursue

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Connecting students with skills training opportunities

September 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Students need to connect with the skills required in our changing world – and two Ministry of Education programs aim to do just that by helping school districts connect kids with opportunities in skilled trades and tech training. Applications are

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Summer construction boot camp helps students build skills

August 24, 2016 Danna O'Brien

Edmonton – These have been anything but the lazy days of summer for 18-year old Phoebe Janela Tagumpay. While most summer camps fill up quickly with students keen on hiking, canoeing and swimming, Tagumpay has been roofing, framing and flooring.

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OHMPA unveils Student Resume Portal and awards Roads Scholars at Spring Operations Seminar

April 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) unveiled its Student Resume Portal at the annual Spring Operations seminar on April 20 in Cambridge, Ont. Students from Georgian and Conestoga Colleges who participated in OHMPA’s Road Scholars program, were also recognized