Training & Education
April 25, 2016 - “This project is a game changer in our efforts to maintain our facilities, control our costs, and expand the learning opportunities for our students,” said Cheryl Jensen, president of Algonquin College as she and Robert Hardt, CEO of Siemens Canada, unveiled a new co-generation natural gas power plant at the college’s Ottawa campus.
April 12, 2016 - The Sesco branch in Peterborough, Ont. has become the Kohler approved training centre for all contractors seeking to install and commission Kohler generators in Eastern Ontario.
April 11, 2016 - At the B.C. Building Trades 2016 convention today, Minister Shirley Bond announced $750,000 for partnerships with IBEW and SkillPlan (Canadian Building Trades Union, Building Together—Women in the Building Trades) to enhance mentorship for apprentices and women in the skilled trades.
April 7, 2016 - Skills Ontario says the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada, adding it is “thrilled to announce that the event will be moving to the Toronto Congress Centre in 2017”.
March 29, 2016 - Alberta Electrical League (AEL) has partnered with Magna IV Engineering to offer training on the Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 ed.
March 22, 2016 - Molly Marcott represented Sonepar Canada recently at the Great Canadian Sales Competition’s final round during its second annual Winners' Gala at the Corus Entertainment headquarters in Toronto. Marcott is a second-year marketing student from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S.
March 12, 2016 - “If we want a strong and vibrant economic future, then it is key that strong and vibrant women help drive it,” said Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, of the province’s announcement of $1.8 million for the Women in Trades Training (WITT) initiative through the Industry Training Authority (ITA).
March 11, 2016 - Algonquin College will add two new electrical labs in 2017, with space for 120 apprentices, thanks to their share of $4.6 million in Apprenticeship Enhancement Funding (AEF) from the Ontario government.
February 22, 2016 - The international electrical manufacturing exhibition CWIEME (Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition) Berlin is once more offering students from around the world a chance to present their work to a live audience of industry professionals and win a €1000 prize in the 2016 CWIEME Challenge.
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.

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