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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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Lowes drops $1.5 Mill on SkillsUSA

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation will contribute $1.5 million to SkillsUSA this year, the largest single one-year corporate contribution in SkillsUSA’s history.
For details on local chapter grants, go to:

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Tags: Career Advice · Grants

The politics of skilled trades: a tale of two countries?

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

This past weekend, Canadian prime minister hopeful Steven Harper (Conservative) announed that graduates of apprenticeship programs will receive a $2000 bonus if he is elected.
Said Harper, “We need carpenters, mechanics, welders, chefs, pipefitters and other skilled workers to build the roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure that keep our economy growing and our country [...]

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Tags: Canada · Grants · Trades and Culture

USDL drops big grant on Virginia trades college

March 15th, 2008 · No Comments

The US government has granted $1.8 million to the Construction Trades Academy in Southwest Viriginia.
The grant money comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and will be used for renovations at the campus, the purchase of new equipment and the hiring of new faculty, with a bit left over for student [...]

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Tags: Grants · Skilled Trades · Trade Schools

10 new national scholarships from the FMA

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation announced this week 10 new $500 scholarships for students around the country seeking careers in manufacturing.
The “GO-Brennan” Scholarships are tied to FMA’s sponsorship of 16-year-old Florida stock car driver Brennan Palmiter.
Palmiter, a proficient welder, can be seen in YouTube video inviting high school, trade school and college students to [...]

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Tags: Grants · Scholarships · Uncategorized

Canadian government subsidizes construction industry

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

The Canadian federal government’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced that it will provide $3 million over the next four years to the Construction Sector Council in Victoria, in the province of British Columbia, to help the Council deal with its shortage of skilled labor.
The Minister of Human Resources, [...]

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Tags: Grants · Skilled Trades · Skilled Trades Shortage

SkillsUSA and Lowes announce chapter grants winners

February 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Winners are listed here:

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Tags: Grants · Trade Schools

Federal grant for skilled trades in New York

February 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

A $125,000 federal grant has been given to the Rochester Tooling and Machining Association (RTMA).
Kevin Kelley, executive director of RTMA noted that there are many job openings in the area even though “there’s a perception that manufacturing is dead in Rochester … so fewer young people have gone into the industry.”
RTMA has a mandate to [...]

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Tags: Grants · Skilled Trades

New Incentive Grant announced for British Columbia and Yukon

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Mr. James Moore, Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, on behalf of the Canadian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, today launched the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant in British Columbia and Yukon, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby.
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant grants $1,000 cash per year to registered apprentices who [...]

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Tags: Canada · Grants · Scholarships · The Future of Trades · Trades Training Programs

Canadian school wins $1.7 million in government funding

January 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Morrisburg Ontario is home to the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO), which has just been awarded $1.7 million from the Ontario government to expand its training opportunities for heavy equipment operators and purchase new equipment. The money is made available by the Skills Training Infrastructure Program (STIP).
In announcing the funding, the local Member [...]

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Tags: Canada · Grants · Trades and Culture