January 22, 2016 - A recent survey shows 74% of contractors want to retire within 10 years, yet most have no retirement plan. As an electrical contractor, will you be able to afford the lifestyle you want when you retire?
February 17, 2016 - British Columbia today introduced several amendments to the Industry Training Authority Act that, it says, will enable the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to lead and deliver trades training in B.C. more effectively.
February 12, 2016 - Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members have launched the 2016 EFC Scholarship Program, providing $136,000 in financial support to university and college students.
February 8, 2016 - Eaton’s (formerly Cooper Lighting’s) Source Lighting Education Center—located Eaton’s lighting HQ in Peachtree City, Ga.—is celebrating 25 years this year, educating over 150,000 professionals and students in that time. Congratulations!
February 4, 2016 - The Ontario government has announced it is investing $36 million over the next two years to help the next generation of skilled tradespeople access the training, equipment and facilities they need to prepare for the workforce.
January 25, 2016 - A “significant” equipment donation made to Lambton College on behalf of ABB will enhance training for students enrolled in the school’s technology programs, the college said.
January 21, 2015 - To support the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and increase sales of EVs, the Province of British Columbia is providing $50,000 to help certified electricians receive training in the installation and maintenance of EV charging stations.
January 13, 2016 - Fluke Corp. is offering a new online course called Fluke Electrical Measurement Safety and it’s free!
January 7, 2016 - The Nova Scotia government is launching a procurement pilot to encourage businesses to hire apprentices.
December 18, 2015 - Eaton and Pentair say they are working together to integrate Pentair’s suite of industrial heat management solutions into Eaton’s Houston Experience Centre. The installation will provide a hands-on learning opportunity within a “true application” environment, helping industry professionals gain an understanding of industrial heat management technology, maintenance and operation, according to the companies.
December 11, 2015 - “We’re proud to make this contribution to the powerline technician training program at Conestoga College,” said Kathy Lerette, VP operations with Horizon Utilities, speaking on the donation of a bucket truck to the college for its Powerline Technician training in Ingersoll.
December 4, 2015 - Coming soon... Thomas & Betts Canada is launching a new online training program designed specifically for electrical distributors.
December 3, 2015 - Teachers and students! TakeCharge has launched the 3rd annual Kids In Charge (KICStart) province-wide school contest that encourages participating students to express why they believe energy conservation is important, and to demonstrate what they do to save energy.
December 1, 2015 - As part of the Siemens Canada Educational Program, the company says it has provided a total contribution of $212,000 in cash, in-kind computer and software grants, as well as volunteer support toward supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education in Ontario’s Halton Region.
November 21, 2015 - Appointed just over a year ago to review “key areas of Ontario’s skilled trades system” that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades, Tony Dean has completed his task, and the province says it will accept the recommendations made by former secretary of cabinet.

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