The Premier’s Picks: Eleven skills industry leaders form Alberta ‘Council on Skills’

Edmonton, Alberta — A group of eleven skills industry stakeholders will head up the new “Premier’s Council on Skills,” announced on Monday, as the province of Alberta continues its push to bring more skilled trades workers into the province. Comprised of leaders from various sectors of industry, though unfortunately lacking an expert specifically knowledgeable in […]

Chatting with a Champ: Gold medal auto body student Abigail King sits down with CRM

Toronto, Ontario — Canada’s roster for the upcoming WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition is growing by the day, and Collision Repair has been catching up with the young tradespeople set to represent the industry on the world stage within the next few months. This time, we spoke with Abigail King, 20, an auto body repair […]

Stand Up Speak Out: What inspires you?

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The classics. The Vintage. The Retro.  Each of these words has similar meanings but denotes different things. Which of the above words sparks something in you? Whether you are drawn to the classic cars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, or you look at the DeLorean with an affectionate eye, something drew you to […]

Buddy System: Nova Scotia journeypeople now able to train two apprentices at a time

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Repair facility owners in Nova Scotia are able to bring in an extra set of hands to help out thanks to a recent amendment to the province’s apprenticeship regulations aimed at meeting demand for skilled trades. Where previously apprenticeship training was intended to be a one-on-one experience between an apprentice and […]

Seed Funding: One hundred Sask. high school graduates to receive skilled trades scholarship

Regina, Saskatchewan — One hundred Saskatchewan high school graduates are getting a little help on their way to careers in the skilled trades, as the province announced on Friday that scholarships are on the way to the would-be apprentices. The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) announced that Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarships […]