Bringing Home the Hardware: Medalists announced for Skills Canada National Competition

Winnipeg, Manitoba — More than 500 talented students descended upon Winnipeg for this year’s Skills Canada National Competition, where nearly 250 medals were awarded to those who will become Canada’s next generation of skilled tradespeople. This year’s event, which ran Thursday to Friday last week at the RBC Convention Centre, saw fierce competition across 45 […]

Albertan All-stars: Winners announced for Skills Alberta provincial competition

Edmonton, Alberta — “Another successful Skills Alberta event in the books!” Cecile Bukmeier, chair of the autobody program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), declared over LinkedIn, following the closing of the provincial skills competition in Edmonton on Thursday. Alberta’s aspiring young tradespeople, including a number of students representing the autobody repair and […]

Apprentice Appreciation: Pair of Man. collision apprentices honoured at achievement awards Thursday

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Carrying on a proud tradition of honouring the province’s tradespeople, the Manitoba government recognized its best and brightest on Thursday at the thirty-first annual Apprenticeship Highest Achievement Awards ceremony. Automotive painter Jacob Doerksen and body technician Trevor Marshall represented the collision repair industry among 36 other newly certified apprentices, declared to be […]

Welding Wave: Welding apprenticeship program coming to Fanshawe College this September

London, Ontario — A class of future welders will finally be able to make use of Fanshawe College’s recently renovated welding lab, as the college announced Wednesday that it will launch a new welding apprenticeship program ahead of the coming fall semester. Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton was on […]