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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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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

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

Skills USA Competition and Winners: Trade School Students Present and Future!

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

In Kansas City, they were sweating.
“You know what’s happening in my stomach right now?” area trade school instructor and coach H.R. Thomas asked. “If you were in there, you’d be screaming to get out.”
The convention in Kentucky has grown every year, so much that Skills USA has decided to move the venue to [...]

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16th annual Oregon Women in Trades career fair a success

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

There are some inspiring stories of pioneering women in skilled trades and other stories that’ll get you pumped to make the jump to trade school in this article about the Oregon Tradeswomen’s 16th annual Women in Trades career fair. The story is here.

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Tags: Trade Organizations · Trade Schools · Trades Related Events · Women in Trades

Washington women in trades fair features green jobs

April 4th, 2008 · No Comments

At the booth for the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks at the 29th annual Washington Women in Trades Career Fair, you can learn all about green jobs. There are numerous opportunities coming up in the green economy and jumping in to the fray is a great way to secure a firm career [...]

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Tags: Trades Related Events · Women in Trades

Canadian federal government pledges $13.4 million to next WorldSkills Competition

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

The Canadian federal Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has pledged to contribute $13.4 million to the WorldSkills Competition in Calgary in 2009.  Minister of Human Resources Monte Solberg announced the money at a press conference, saying, “The Government of Canada is committed to creating the best educated, most skilled, and most flexible work [...]

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Merry Christmas from thetradeup

December 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Trade School World, from the Trade UP! We are off doing family stuff and will return in a few days’ time.

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Rosie the Riveter calendar for 2008

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

You can get your Rosie the Riveter calendar “Strength, Grace, Courage” for $25, online at Other locations can be found on the Web site. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar go to Washington Women in Trades, a volunteer organization begun in 1978 to support women working in non-traditional jobs.

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Tags: Trades Related Events · Women in Trades

Australia’s sexiest tradeslady

December 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Zoo Weekly, an Australian men’s magazine (kind of like an Aussie version of FHM or Maxim) has announced its “sexiest tradeslady” winner. Hayley Reid is a site assistant at a navy base and a trade assistant at an oil refinery named who also appears on an Aussie TV show, Jack Of All Trades. Although Reid [...]

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Tags: Trades Related Events · Women in Trades