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Skilled Trade Jobs: Where are we going, where have we been?

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments

So, if you believe some people we are now on our way out of the recession. The skilled trades job market seems to hum along as well as it ever has. A few recent news stories paint a picture of the present and future of skilled trades jobs.
The Guardian complains about government policy in the [...]

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Tags: Canada · Career Advice · Skilled Trades Shortage · The Future of Trades · Trades and Culture

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

More jobs and more respect for women in skilled trades

April 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The province of New Brunswick is stepping up efforts to get women involved in the skilled trades as it adds new development projects and suffers – as do so many areas – from a lack of skilled tradespeople. In 2006, the province invested $4 1/2 million in a project that introduced women on social services [...]

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Tags: Canada · Career Advice · Women in Trades

In spite of a dire economy, many look forward to growth in the skilled trades

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s popular to speak of “these dire times” (or whatever) and fall in line with all the news of economic worries. There are many positive stories, in the skilled trades no less which have proven just as vulnerable as professional employment with financial insitutions. Maybe you just have to read between the lines.
We heard of [...]

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Tags: Canada · Career Advice · Skilled Trades

Skilled trades going strong

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

In spite of the supposedly weakened economy, a number of skilled trades in Canada are doing just fine, thanks.
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Tags: Canada · Career Advice · Skilled Trades

Skilled trades are anything but “second class”

January 6th, 2009 · No Comments

An article in the Calgary Herald discusses the upcoming WorldSkills Competition and the contribution of its chairman, Guy Mallabone. Mallabone says, “There are a lot of young people out there who like to work with their hands or in the arts.” The event, with a budget of $55 million (Canadian) is hosted in part by [...]

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Tags: Canada · Skilled Trades · Trades Related Events

Apprenticeship program completion percentages low

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The Ontario ombudsman reports that apprenticeship programs in that province have a low completion rate.
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Is it a better guarantee of success if people go to trade school?

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Tags: Canada · Questionable trade school practices · Uncategorized

Mike Holmes gives thumbs up in our hometown

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, we at the trade up have to link when Mike Holmes gives our local trade school /community college a passing grade. Read more.

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Tags: Canada · Trade Schools

Skilled Trades Canada Week 2008!

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

November 3rd to 7th is a week set aside to honour skilled trades, with special events in cities and towns across Canada.
The launch will be held November 3rd in Ottawa at Les Jardins de la Cité, Pavillon H, La Cité Collégiale, in Ottawa. Students from the Ottawa area are invited to join Annie Beauregard, a [...]

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Tags: Canada · Career Advice · Skilled Trades · Trades Related Events