November 27, 2014 - Congratulations to Hydro Ottawa, which was recognized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for its “proactive and innovative approach” to training the next generation of powerline technicians.
(UPDATED November 25, 2014 with website) October 23, 2014 - Ontario is appointing former secretary of cabinet and head of the Ontario Public Service, Tony Dean, to review “key areas of Ontario’s skilled trades system” that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.
November 23, 2014 - ConocoPhillips Canada (a producer of natural gas) recently announced $1.1 million in support of NAIT’s Power Engineering Technology program—as well as the NAIT Boreal Research Institute (NBRI)—through the creation of the ConocoPhillips Canada-Surmont Boreal Reclamation Project.
November 6, 2014 - A college education in engineering and applied science technology opens the door to an average salary of more than $75,000 annually for a typical engineering technology professional in Ontario. What’s more, certification leads to a quantifiable and substantial increase in total annual compensation.
October 27, 2014 - The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) has released its online energy efficiency education tool, which it says offers Canadians a central location to access information about courses, degrees, certificates and training in the energy efficiency sector.
October 21, 2014 - “This is a unique approach to training more power engineers locally that will provide students with a career option that’s rewarding and close to home,” said SaskPower president and CEO Robert Watson.
October 17, 2014 - Let’s Talk Energy—a pan-Canadian initiative of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corp. (CSTMC)—announced a new “community of practice” for energy educators: the Canadian Energy Literacy Network (CELN).
October 15, 2014 - More than half of parents favour university as a post-secondary option, while one-in-four believes the trades are for weak students, according to a report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF).
October 15, 2014 - The Electrical Training Alliance (formerly NJATC) has added the Simutech electrical troubleshooting training simulations to its growing library of interactive learning solutions. Offered outside the Alliance’s Blended Learning System, Simutech’s Transit Edition promises convenient access for students and instructors on multiple computers.
October 10, 2014 - A report by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) finds that investment by skilled trades employers in essential skills training is money well spent.
September 26, 2014 - Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has just announced the 2014 EFC Foundation Scholarship recipients. Congratulations!
September 22, 2014 - On November 2-5, Sensus, a provider of clean technology solutions, will host its 2014 Utility Conference, bringing together electric, water and gas utility players for training and networking which, it says, will help them improve operational efficiency.
September 18, 2014 - As part of the Journées de la culture September 26-28, the Électrium—Hydro-Quebec’s Electricity Interpretation Centre—is offering a temporary display celebrating the 70th anniversary of the utility.
September 16, 2014 - “It is time to stop talking about the challenges in our industry in a fractured way. We need action. Stakeholders must work together to make meaningful changes happen now,” said Tammy Evans, director of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction, as CAWIC launched its Women’s Advancement Project in Calgary.
September 4, 2014 - Mohawk College—in partnership with the Industrial Careers Pathway Steering Committee and with support from Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)—offers specialized, sector-specific leadership training in the field of Industrial Distribution.
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