November 28, 2016 - “The Ontario Liberal government has introduced legislation which could have a detrimental impact on the enforcement capability of the Ontario College of Trades,” says ECAO, “and hamper its ability to protect the public interest and the integrity of the electrical trade.”
November 24, 2016 - Forty-five school districts throughout British Columbia will each receive funding between $20,000 and $40,000 for the Youth Work in Trades program to boost trades training—electrical included.
November 22, 2016 - A joint federal/provincial investment of $6.21-million will help erect a new trades training centre at Okanagan College's Vernon, B.C. campus.
November 9, 2016 - Site preparation is now underway for a new energy systems engineering building at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Surrey, B.C. after it received a $90-million boost from the federal and provincial governments.
November 8, 2016 - The College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook, is receiving over $4.3 million in funding for its Centre for Energy & Thermal Systems and for campus upgrades.
November 4, 2016 - The British Columbia government’s stream of post-secondary funding has now made its way to the doors at Okanagan College. The school will see a $7.44-million investment for skills training at its newly renovated, $35-million trades training complex in Kelowna, B.C.
November 1, 2016 - While compensation levels for Ontario’s engineering and applied science technicians and technologists continue to climb “well beyond the rate of inflation”, male practitioners report an average annual compensation of $19,000 above their female counterparts.
October 28, 2016 - British Columbia premier Christy Clark announced an investment of $2.7 million in North Island College (NIC) for skills training in high-priority trades seats at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo yesterday.
October 26, 2016 - The latest post-secondary investment from the British Columbia government is $4.16 million going to Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops for skills training in “high-priority” trades seats.
October 25, 2016 - The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) has launched a new lighting controls certification, the Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP).
October 19, 2016 - The British Columbia government is continuing its streak of recent investments to post-secondary institutions for more high-priority trades training seats with $5.2 million going to Camosun College in Victoria.
October 13, 2016 - The powerline program at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ont. is getting a new permanent home all to itself, thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment of $5.3 million.
October 6, 2016 - More seats in trades training—including electrical—are being added at British Columbia’s Selkirk College in Nelson thanks to a government investment of $1.845 million.
September 28, 2016 - British Columbia’s Northwest Community College (NWCC) in Terrace has fuller pockets when it comes to its trades programs thanks to two separate government investments announced recently.
September 27, 2016 - Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members have awarded Canadian university and college students $136,000 across 53 scholarships this year. Congratulations to all the recipients!

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