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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

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

No Worker Left Behind Gets $100,000 Boost for Skilled Trades Training

October 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The State of Michigan’s No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) Initiative got a $100,000 boost from The Grainger Foundation. The donation will support training and education for NWLB students pursuing careers in high-demand traditional trades like HVAC and plumbing as well as emerging trades in the green sector.

Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholme said, “Grainger’s commitment to [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Labor · Trade Organizations · Trades and Culture

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

Cannabis College revisited

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Sure, we’ve talked about Oaksterdam University before (aka marijuana trade school) but we just came across their website – and their crest is just so worth posting here.
…as is the photo for Tommy Chong’s endorsement

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Tags: Trades and Culture

Trade school students going for gold in Calgary, 2009

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Less than a year from now, “the Olympics of skilled trades” will be underway in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at WorldSkills 2009. Over a thousand trade school students and graduates along with 5000 delegates from over 50 countries will descend on the world class city in the foothills of the Rockies. Events will range from culinary [...]

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Tags: Canada · Trade Organizations · Trades Related Events · Trades and Culture

New generation of Mrs. fix-its get trade school and career support

July 5th, 2008 · No Comments

ATHENA and the Women In Skilled Trades (WIST) program at the Halton Centre for Skills Development, in Toronto, Ontario support a new generation of women in skilled trades.
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Tags: Trades and Culture · Women in Trades

Skilled trades and trades workers higher suicide risk: British study

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

A British survey of the data surrounding death rates from 2001-2005 concluded that men in construction trades along with plant and machine operatives had the greatest number of suicides.
The highest proportional mortality rates for men were found among health professionals (PMR=164) and agricultural workers (PMR=133).
For women, the greatest number of suicides [...]

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Tags: Trades and Culture · Women in Trades

Alaskan women a boon to construction trades

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Meanwhile in Alaska, they are singing the praises of women’s contribution to the construction industry.
“In my view, women are natural multi-taskers [so] they are natural project managers. If they like to use tools, they can get in the trades. If not, there’s architects, interior designers – the field is wide open,” says Tamie Taylor, [...]

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Tags: Trades and Culture · Uncategorized · Women in Trades

Pasadena fairgrounds construction expo

May 16th, 2008 · No Comments
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Tags: Trade Organizations · Trade Schools · Trades and Culture