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“Another great year is ahead of us” says Bartle & Gibson

Bartle & Gibson hosted its annual electrical Field Marketing Summit in Calgary, Alta., which drew in account and branch managers, and other staff, from across the distributor’s territory. The meetings consisted of presentations from B&G team members and partners, as well as from AD Canada.

Canada’s wind and solar energy sectors “grew significantly”

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) reports Canada’s wind and solar energy sectors “grew significantly” in 2022. “I am happy to see that, across Canada, the sector grew by an impressive 10.5% […]” said CanREA’s Phil McKay. “Canada now has an installed capacity of more than 19 GW of utility-scale wind and solar energy, having added more than 1.8 GW of new generation capacity in 2022.”

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Canadian Apprenticeship Service

Are you a small or medium-sized business in need of apprentices to help build your future workforce? The Canadian Apprenticeship Service is offering up to $20,000* in help right now. In addition to the financial incentives, you’ll also receive:

  • free access to employer-apprentice matching services;
  • free access to mentorship programs; and
  • free access to diversity and inclusion training.

Apply for your grant today at ApprenticeSearch.com/CAS
*E&OE, some conditions apply. See website for details.

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Green lands Premier's Award for Apprenticeship

Jennifer Green, director of competitions with Skills Ontario, was recognized with a 2022 Premier’s Award at the annual Higher Education Summit under the category of Apprenticeship. “Recognizing that these careers are just as important, by showcasing them, it will continue to break down the stigmas and stereotypes within our province and country,” Green said during her acceptance speech. » Learn more...

A “passion for the skilled trades” at ApprenticeSearch.com open house

ApprenticeSearch.com welcomed skilled trades job seekers, employers, partners and government stakeholders to its Burlington, Ont., offices for its inaugural “Gateway to the Trades” open house. The open house featured Skills Ontario, which brought its “Trades and Tech Truck” to give participants a hands-on skilled trades experience. In addition, Ryobi Tools representatives provided tool demonstrations to participants, and multiple local employers participated in a panel highlighting the opportunities available in the trades. » Read More...

AD’s new centre is preparing “the next generation to lead”

With the goal of preparing “the next generation to lead”, AD launched the Center for Independent Distributor Leadership (CIDL)—a development program designed to prepare the current and future leaders of independent distribution with the competencies and experiences to build long-term, sustainable success for their companies. » Read More...


Work Truck Week 2023

March 7-10, Indianapolis, Ind. » More info...


April 19-20, Montreal, Que. » More info