Training & Education
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!
September 21, 2016 - Vancouver Island’s post-secondary schools will be breathing new life into their electrical programs thanks to a $561,000 investment from B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education.
September 19, 2016 - The British Columbia government is funnelling $210,000 through the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to train 224 powerline technicians at BC Hydro.
September 18, 2016 - Thanks to a new power system simulator, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology says its Electrical Engineering Technology students are “energized for the future”.
September 15, 2016 - Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and Siemens Canada are joining forces to address the technical skills gap in Canada and accelerate the “implementation of Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing concepts”. Beginning in early-to-mid 2017, KPU will offer students the Siemens Mechatronics Systems certification program in association with the Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA)—established in 2014 and based out of Siemens Canada’s head office in Oakville, Ont.

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