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A Brand New Low

According to the Globe and Mail recent post, the number of vacant Skilled Trades & Technical Roles will reach a new all-time-high number in less time. Previous statistics have said that by 2020 there will be 1 million vacancies, recent statistics suggest that by 2016 approximately 1.5 million vacancies will exist. Time to get a move on.   Mr. Harper in 2012 suggested that the growth and prosperity for the...[Read More]

Provincial Government Invests 1M into Skilled Trades for High Schools

Over the next three years the provincial government is investing 1M to expand the New Brunswick Teen Apprenticeship Program. This program is designed to give high school students early training and employment in the skilled trades. Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor Minister Jody Carr said: “This Year the program will expand to 28 high schools across New Brunswick and continue to grow each of the following two years” and, “It...[Read More]

Career Expo Comes to Burlington

The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) is holding a three day, hands on expo that is aimed at students from grades 7-12. The expo will attempt to convince youths and their parents that a university degree is only an option of many when it comes to building a successful career. This expo will take place April 8-10 at the Mainway Recreation Centre, 4015 Mainway Dr. The OCS Chief Executive Officer, Sean...[Read More]

More Youth Considering a Skilled Trades Career

According to a study from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), more youth today are actually interested in obtaining a career in the skilled trades than they were in 2004. The executive director, Sarah Watts-Rynard of the CAF said: “That’s good and it does indicate that messages are getting through about opportunity and good pay” “That means that the skilled trades community is providing better information than we have in the...[Read More]

Energy Development – The answer to First Nation’s unemployment?

Despite of all the bickering that’s been going on about oil and gas activity, Odds-are that the First Nation could be the top beneficiaries of energy development.   In Canada, there are 600 major projects worth about 650 billion dollars. This means that First Nation could not only have more jobs but would also give them business opportunities and would change their current living situation.   According to studies, the...[Read More]