Training & Education
February 20, 2015 - “The Canadian electrical industry is competing with other innovative industries for the interest of talented, young individuals,” said Siemens Canada’s Joris Myny, chair of the 2015 EFC Scholarship Program. “We need to invest in Canadian talent to foster their pursuit of careers in the electrical engineering and electronics industries.”
February 12, 2015 - The 43rd WorldSkills competition is being held in South America for the first time from August 11-16, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
February 10, 2015 - CWIEME Berlin, an international electrical manufacturing exhibition, is offering students from around the world a chance to present their work to industry professionals and win a €1,000 prize in the inaugural CWIEME Challenge.
February 5, 2015 - Nova Scotia's energy department is encouraging small and medium-sized companies to apply for a wage subsidy program that can help them temporarily hire post-secondary students and recent graduates.
February 2, 2015 - Beginning next year, 2016, apprentices can have their hours worked and technical training recognized across Canada, no matter where they receive it.
January 22, 2015 — Intertek has announced its internship and scholarship program for undergraduate students pursuing STEM studies (science, technology, engineering and math) will continue for a second year.
January 22, 2015 — B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently announced $375,028 for the College of New Caledonia (CNC) to purchase new trades training equipment in 2014-15 to support students studying in-demand fields that are critical to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector and other industries.
January 9, 2015 - While touring Red River College, Canada’s minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, Shelly Glover, announced the launch of the new Canada Apprentice Loan which provides apprentices in Red Seal trades access to interest-free loans of up to $4000 per period of technical training.
January 9, 2015 - The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) unveiled what it calls the “global industry’s first program” for accrediting electric motor repair service providers.
December 10, 2014 - A report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) indicates that, with 91% of educators convinced skilled tradespeople will always be in demand, there is a strong case for connecting students to hands-on activities and accurate employment data.
December 3, 2014 - Smart Reno—an online resource that helps “people find and compare qualified and available contractors to complete their renovation project”—has introduced the Smart Reno Scholarship Program to help create the next generation of trusted and skilled contractors.
November 27, 2014 - Congratulations to Hydro Ottawa, which was recognized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for its “proactive and innovative approach” to training the next generation of powerline technicians.
(UPDATED November 25, 2014 with website) October 23, 2014 - Ontario is appointing former secretary of cabinet and head of the Ontario Public Service, Tony Dean, to review “key areas of Ontario’s skilled trades system” that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.
November 23, 2014 - ConocoPhillips Canada (a producer of natural gas) recently announced $1.1 million in support of NAIT’s Power Engineering Technology program—as well as the NAIT Boreal Research Institute (NBRI)—through the creation of the ConocoPhillips Canada-Surmont Boreal Reclamation Project.
November 6, 2014 - A college education in engineering and applied science technology opens the door to an average salary of more than $75,000 annually for a typical engineering technology professional in Ontario. What’s more, certification leads to a quantifiable and substantial increase in total annual compensation.

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