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Local 303’s “Wiring the Future” program gets a boost from province

Through Ontario’s Skills Development Fund, the provincial government is providing $672,700 to IBEW Local 303 (Niagara Region) to deliver its Job Readiness Program for local apprentices and jobseekers. “Thanks to the continued government support, we’re empowering a new generation with the skills needed for industry success,” said Mark Cherney, business manager.

Electric Avenue promotes Bond to national sales; joins AD Canada

Electric Avenue, a supplier of electric vehicle supply equipment, has promoted general manager Kelsey Bond to the position of national sales manager. Additionally, it has joined the AD Canada-Electrical supplier network. “This membership signifies our entry into a wide-reaching and respected network [...]” said Jill Foley, marketing director.

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A successful energy study starts with defining the project scope

Energy studies can vary significantly, depending on the facility and the client’s objectives, which is why defining a clear scope of work is crucial for success. When the scope is ill-defined, the result is typically a project that exceeds its budget or fails to meet its objectives... plus an unsatisfied client! The scope should be realistic and manageable while considering available resources and the complexity of the facility. » Read more

NETCO poised to “revolutionize apprenticeship training” with VR program

The National Electrical Trade Council unveiled a virtual reality training program that, says NETCO, is “set to revolutionize apprenticeship training across Canada”. In collaboration with IBEW, NETCO aims to enhance outcomes for approximately 4000 apprentices in the electrical Red Seal trades by incorporating the latest technology and industry best practices. » Read more

Celebrating HR excellence at EHRC’s 2023 Electricity Sector Awards

The room was filled with excitement and anticipation, and greetings between friends—new and old—at Electricity Human Resources Canada’s 2023 Awards of Excellence, held yesterday in Toronto. “[...] EHRC honours employees, leaders and teams who are making a positive and tangible impact in the industry,” said Michelle Branigan, EHRC’s CEO. » Read more


Workwear for tradeswomen: Dirty Seahorse Zenith overalls

Designed for women in the trades, Dirty Seahorse’s Zenith overalls boast thick, water-resistant Cordura front panels, a cinch waist that can expand up to 4 inches for additional layering and/or pregnancy. » Learn more


TOA MP-16 professional audio monitor panel

TOA Canada’s MP-16 is a professional audio monitor panel, capable of handling up to 16 channels at a time. It was designed to monitor audio signals both visually and aurally, “making it essential to any complete rack-assembled PA system”. » Learn more


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Pursuing DEI – Enhancing your workforce and community

TODAY Online, presented by Electrical Business Magazine and friends » More info

The MEET Show (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology)

May 1-2, Moncton, N.B. Stop by BOOTH #1005 and say “Hello” to the Electrical Business Magazine team! » More info