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Entries from May 2009

Local trade schools supported by Lowes and others

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments

The construction trades program at Fort Scott Community College got a little extra help last week.
The program had recently received a selection of Kobalt tools, part of the new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program. The program is a partnership between Lowe’s, Kobalt Tools and the Skills USA organization. The FSCC program is part of [...]

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Tags: Skilled Trades · The Future of Trades · Trades Training Programs

Women in Trades comes to New Brunswick

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Women in Trades and Technology hosted its first New Brunswick networking group event in St. John, yesterday, at the New Brunswick Museum. A number of women in the trades or technology-related jobs attended.

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Tags: Canada · Women in Trades

Women are talking up the trades

May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Two ‘women in the skilled trades’ events highlighted the week.
In St. Catherines Ontario (Canada), Marissa McTasney was one of the featured speakers at the Niagara Region’s first skilled trades inspiration session. She had worked in construction until two years ago, when she started her own clothing line, a line of women’s workwear.

“(Women in trades) are [...]

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Tags: Canada · Skilled Trades · Women in Trades

Competing in the skilled trades

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments

This summer’s World Skills Competition in Calgary means that people all over the world are training and otherwise gearing up to compete for gold, silver and bronze.  Canada Skills is holding its national showdown May 20 – 23 in Charlottetown, PEI, approximately 100 days ahead of the ‘Olympics of skilled trades.’ For agenda, logistics and [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Trade Schools · Trades and Culture

Missouri Women in Trades wins grant

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Missouri Women In Trades, an organization that empowers women through careers in the construction trades recently received the $25,000 Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis award. Congratulations, MWIT!

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Tags: Grants · Women in Trades

Prejudices against trades and career schools persist

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Prejudices persist against tech training and trade schools, say critics of some recent moves by Michigan lawmakers. Read more.

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Tags: Career Advice · Trade Schools · Trades Training Programs