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Entries Tagged as 'Skilled Trades Shortage'

Cliff Clavin Approves of Trade Schools!

May 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments

John Ratzenberger, still most famous as postman Cliff Clavin on Cheers, spoke recently at the Log Cabin, a banquet and meeting house in Holyoake Mass., to advocate the value of skilled trades.
Ratzenberger, speaking to a group of local businesses, lamented that skilled trades are getting left behind by society and discounted as a career option [...]

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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

People turning to trade school says CNN

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Tough times call for tough people to make tough decisions – such as taking on a second career. Or maybe pursuing the one you always wanted. So says CNN.

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Skilled trades shortage in mining

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

We`ve talked a lot in broad terms about the skilled trades shortage. Here`s an article that points to opportunities in a specific industry, mining.

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Tags: Canada · Skilled Trades Shortage

Alberta government allocates $4 million for transportation to trades competition

September 28th, 2008 · No Comments

The Alberta government is promising $4 million for the purpose of promoting the upcoming WorldSkills Calgary competition to high school students in that province. The money will be used for class trips and the like, for grades 9s and 10s. This funding is in addition to the $24 million the province has already promised in [...]

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Are you looking for a job, this Labor Day?

September 1st, 2008 · No Comments

In case you missed it, the American economy is in trouble lately. The Wall Street Journal has come up with a great idea (i.e. get a job in skilled trades!)
Meanwhile pharmacy school student Olga Vityak is the lead in an LA Times article on finding “hot jobs in a cool economy.” Her secret? Enrolling in [...]

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Rhode Island guidance counselors get schooled in trades needs

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

At a special day for Rhode Island high school guidance counselors, representatives of various careers were allowed to school the counselors in how to get kids excited about various career tracks including skilled trades and trade school.
Marine trades in particular relished the opportunity. Karl Nordstrom, representing New England Boatworks, and Wendy Mackie, serving as executive [...]

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Trade Schools and Career Colleges a Better Alternative to Community College

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

According to findings of a recent survey by the Career College Association, nearly 50 percent of those surveyed called career and technical colleges the best alternative to four-year universities, well ahead of community colleges. Only 17 percent of those surveyed favored community college.
Although community colleges (typically averaging 3200 a year in student loans required are [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Income in Trades · Skilled Trades Shortage · The Future of Trades · Trade Schools

There’s going to be a skilled trades shortage!

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Okay, every once in a while we have to post another link to another article about the need for more skilled workers and the attendant need for better trade schools and more people choosing to attend career colleges and trade schools. And this piece is by just a heck of a guy, anyway. Read Mike [...]

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An “economic time bomb:” the worsening lack of skilled workers

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Canada’s prime minister gathered that country’s provincial premieres last fall to focus on what he considered Canada’s biggest problem: the deepening lack of skilled workers. Some Conservative strategists for Harper call the situation an “economic time bomb.” In the last 50 years, the workforce in Canada has grown by 200 % but over the next [...]

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