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 […]

Signed, Cecile-d, Delivered: Cecile Bukmeier named chair of NAIT autobody program

Toronto, Ontario — Albertan autobody extraordinaire Cecile Bukmeier says she plans to strengthen student-industry connections while promoting diversity in trades, as she heads into her three-year term as the new chair of NAIT’s autobody program. “I’ve worked at NAIT for six years now, starting out as an autobody instructor in 2016,” Bukmeier told Collision Repair […]

Celebrating Certs: Humboldt-based painter wins Outstanding New Journeyperson at SATCC awards

Regina, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan’s collision repair industry received some well-deserved recognition at the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission’s (SATCC) award ceremony last month, as an up-and-coming auto body technician from Muenster came away with some hardware. Shane Hersack is a journeyperson technician and now one of the 30 new recipients of the SATCC’s Outstanding […]

Putting it on Paper: B.C. to reinstate mandatory certifications for tradespeople

Victoria, British Columbia — The province of British Columbia is proud to announce more details in its plan to re-launch the provincial certification process for skilled tradespeople, under the name SkilledTradesBC. The province says the new organization, renamed from the Industry Training Authority, will work to “raise the profile of skilled trades, modernize trades training […]