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June 17, 2013
The Carpenters’ Union Training Centre (Local 1946) in London celebrated its grand opening in style recently, with a number of union leaders from around the province and south of the border in attendance.
June 7, 2013
Improved employer apprenticeship tax credits and a better understanding of the national apprenticeship landscape are essential, say industry stakeholders, if the federal government intends to promote apprentice use on federal projects.
June 4, 2013
Provincial leaders of trades governing bodies are calling a recent report that says restricting the rate of apprentice entry acts as a barrier to entry into the trades as “food for thought.”
May 21, 2013
A multi-employer approach to apprenticeship training results in higher apprenticeship completion rates, according to a new study commissioned by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS).
May 17, 2013
Provinces that want to encourage more workers to enter into the trades should allow companies to hire more apprentices as strict regulations act as barriers to entry, concludes a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.
May 16, 2013
A new regional approach to apprenticeship will create greater mobility and a stronger labour force in Atlantic Canada.
May 15, 2013
Pass by the site of a 1,200-square-foot house being built this summer in Goderich, Ont. by Habitat for Humanity and you might notice something different: the volunteer corps constructing the house is made up of women.
April 3, 2013
Every year dozens of workers die and many others are seriously injured in Ontario from falls — often from the tops of roofs under construction.
April 1, 2013
The construction industry welcomed news of a 10-year infrastructure commitment and a new initiative to increase skilled labour training announced in the 2013 federal budget.
March 26, 2013
Canada’s new Canada Job Grant unveiled in this year’s federal budget has one clear focus &emdash; connecting skills training with employers and jobs for Canadians, says federal finance minister Jim Flaherty.
June 26, 2009
Not many pre-apprenticeship courses can claim as high a retention rate as the CHOICE Pre-apprenticeship Program for Youths at Risk can. In its fifth year, the unique Toronto-based program offers its students a chance to learn carpentry skills on the job at social housing properties operated by Toronto Community Housing Corporation.
June 26, 2009
Conestoga’s College is busy adding to its Construction Centre of Excellence campus in Waterloo with a roofing training centre set to open its doors this September and an HVAC training facility to follow a year later.
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