Training & Education
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 14, 2015 - The Ontario-based Skilled Trades College of Canada, formerly known as the Electrical College of Canada, is expanding its curriculum.
September 8, 2015 - StatsCan is conducting its National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS) from September 2015 to February 2016, and the folks behind Canada’s Red Seal—the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)—says “We need the support of stakeholders [employers, labour, training providers and others] to encourage participation in this important survey.”
September 3, 2015 - British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) now offers specific training for industrial electricians through its Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program.
June 4, 2015 - Close to 200 female high school students gathered at Conestoga College’s Cambridge, Ont. campus recently for the second Jill of all Trades event, providing young women an opportunity to experience the trades.
May 21, 2015 - The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has announced its new strategic directions for 2015-2017. The council says it took stock of where it is with current initiatives when it met in early February and re-prioritized its work to complete these projects “so that they are sustainable in the long-term.”
May 14, 2015 - The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is calling for nominations for the third biennial Red Seal Award of Excellence. This award honours the contributions of provincial/territorial/federal apprenticeship and trade certification staff to the Red Seal Program.
April 24, 2015 - Bruce Power is launching a new post-secondary Aboriginal Scholarship program to support students from local Aboriginal communities.
April 10, 2015 - The Ontario government says it is investing an additional $55 million in three programs that support apprenticeships in the skilled trades.  
March 18, 2015 – A two-year pilot program has been launched in Alberta to help more than 600 Aboriginal people train for careers in the construction industry.

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