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.
November 18, 2015 - Shermco Industries has unveiled its upgraded training registration store on its website this month. Electrical professionals seeking training and continuing education credits can now search Shermco’s course catalogue online, register and pay for classes scheduled throughout Canada.
November 17, 2015 - The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA), the administrator of Canada’s Red Seal Program, has announced its Harmonization Initiative will include construction electricians and industrial electricians in Phase 2.
November 17, 2015 - SaskPower says power engineers are critical to the electricity industry across the country, but these specialized positions are difficult to recruit. In response, the utility—in partnership with the Prairie South School Division in the west-central part of Saskatchewan—has launched a new tool to help young people in the province get the experience they need to fill these roles.
November 5, 2015 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is hosting an Aboriginal trade fair in collaboration with the Durham-GTA Chapter of Partners on Aboriginal Inclusion (PAID). The “Day in the Trades” fair will take place at the Darlington Energy Complex this Saturday, November 7.
October 30, 2015 - Congratulations to Richard-Anthony Aquino, the winner of the Standard Products Recognition of Excellence Award, as part of the Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC) Scholarship Program.
October 30, 2015 - A new program from Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), with the partnership of organizations in the electricity and renewable sector and Status of Women Canada, seeks to support women at different stages in their electrical career.
October 28, 2015 - Siemens Canada says it has donated equipment, software and training valued at $100,000 to Ontario’s Fleming College School of Trades and Technology.
October 19, 2015 - Graybar Canada has awarded Matthew Saccomanno of Toronto, Ont. with its Award of Excellence Scholarship through the Electro-Federation of Canada (EFC) Scholarship Program.
October 15, 2015 - The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has a “theme partner” for its next national conference, taking place June 5-7, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. The National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO)—an industry-funded, non-profit organization that says it provides national leadership on workforce development linked to Red Seal electrical trades—will be the lead sponsor at the biennial event, geared to connecting Canada’s apprenticeship stakeholders.
October 13, 2015 - Nicole Bouteiller—a 3rd-year student in the Electronics Engineering Technology program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ont.—is the 2015 recipient of the AD Electrical Industry Scholarship valued at $3500.
October 8, 2015 - For anyone who believes career opportunities are limited when it comes to the skilled trades, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) published a new national report indicating the opposite is true.
September 29, 2015 - The B.C. Chamber of Commerce and BC Hydro are hosting job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions in the Peace region in October.
September 23, 2015 - Torbram Electric Supply says it is currently searching for a “driven, organized and enthusiastic person to lead and nurture the existing staff” as a branch manager at its Kitchener, Ont. location. This is a full-time position.

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