Training & Education
February 27, 2017 - Applications are being accepted right now for the 2017 edition of Electro-Federation Canada’s annual scholarship program, which is awarding over $150,000 across 57 scholarships.
February 27, 2017 - Skills Ontario will receive a $100,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps.
February 6, 2017 - The British Columbia government is ushering in new skills-training opportunities for up to 205 First Nations people from Prince George to Fort Nelson, designed to “spark” electrical careers and more.
January 20, 2017 - The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a basic guide to applying lighting controls to open office spaces.
January 17, 2017 - First Nations people in Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula area will be able to get the skills they need for energy sector jobs, according to the province, thanks to the funding of a new training program.
January 16, 2017 - The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is celebrating the first cohort to complete the Trades to Degrees pathway.
January 11, 2017 - A joint federal-provincial investment of $10 million is being funnelled towards College of the Rockies (with its main campus in Cranbrook, B.C.) for a new trades-training facility.
January 11, 2017 - In conjunction with the upcoming release of the its Installation Program 7.0, BICSI has announced the latest edition of the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM) is now available for purchase.
January 10, 2017 - On March 31, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) will launch a new program to gather information on the practices of each of its 80,000 licence-holders and gauge their professional knowledge activities.
January 9, 2017 - Applications are now available to Nova Scotia employers for the province’s 2017 Energy Training Program, which “supports opportunities for students and recent graduates to gain specialized training and work experience”.
December 8, 2016 - A new “innovation pilot” at British Columbia’s Okanagan College seeks to improve training outcomes and employability for apprentices by reducing their time away from work from 10 weeks to five.
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.
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