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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

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 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

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.
More here

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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

I love the skilled trades!

December 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Nice blog entry.
Honestly I mean that!

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Tags: Skilled Trades

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

“I don’t want to go to university. I’m going to trade school”

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

How many times have you heard those words? Ever? Stand up and shout it, though. There are more people who are writing “revolutionary” pieces telling people that you don’t have to go to college or university to be a citizen in the US…..
This was originally printed in the Christian Science Monitor: read the article.

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Tags: Career Advice · Skilled Trades · Trade Schools