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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

Green Jobs Not Necessarily Good Jobs

July 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Many young people enter the job market wanting to ‘make a difference.’ This has probably been the case since the dawn of time: people want to do “good work.” But good work does not always mean a “good job,” of course, and in fact there are many employers who sell underpaying and in some case [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Skilled Trades · Unions

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

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

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

Trade schools offer hope in hard times

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments

A couple recent stories highlight how trade schools offer hope to people, perhaps especially at “times like these.”
The Food Network reality show “The Chef Jeff Project” recently featured former crack dealer Alonzo Adams. Adams won a scholarship to the International Culinary School, after completing the show. Chef Jeff himself did time, ten years for various [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Trade Schools

That time of year again – when parents and students commit to huge debt

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments

So this is the time of year when high school seniors and their parents are filling out applications for colleges and universities. So my question to everyone of them is, how are you going to afford it? Seriously? I know that I was once a young kid applying for university because I thought – as [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Skilled Trades

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