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December 6, 2013
Potential apprenticeship hiring quotas are cause for concern for some Ontario construction industry leaders about the otherwise positive long-term infrastructure planning legislation released recently.
November 28, 2013
Beginning next year, all Ontario workers and supervisors will have to receive new health and safety awareness training.
November 21, 2013
The 2013 annual Minister’s Awards for Apprenticeship Training recently honoured employers who show leadership in training apprentices, support the apprenticeship training system and promote careers in skilled trades.
November 13, 2013
The federal and provincial skills ministers are meeting in Toronto today to discuss a better approach to labour market training, apprenticeship and skills development in Canada, a move applauded by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).
November 1, 2013
Provinces and territories must take immediate action to reform their apprenticeship systems, says Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney.
October 24, 2013
With nine deaths as a result of workers falling from heights between June and mid-September, Ontario Chief Prevention Officer George Gritziotis issued a call to action last month.
October 21, 2013
The construction industry’s uniqueness when it comes to labour market needs and skills training brought forth concerns at the recent Canadian Construction Association (CCA) board of directors meeting.
September 30, 2013
Both the NDP and the Conservatives produced campaign promises Friday aimed at boosting Nova Scotia's construction industry and stemming the flow of workers in skilled trades from the province.
September 30, 2013
Newfoundland and Labrador went from having hundreds of fall prevention providers to 22 public and six corporate providers after the province introduced training standards in 2011.
September 27, 2013
Increased investment is the cure to the province’s ailing infrastructure, according to Ontario’s Premier.
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.
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.
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