Intramural Innovation: AIA Canada to offer ‘Innovation in Automotive Training’ course at St. Lawrence College Cornwall

Cornwall, Ontario — Students at St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus will be getting a taste of some of the auto industry’s most cutting-edge techniques as the college announces a partnership with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada to deliver the “Innovation in Automotive Training” hands-on training course. The free course is being offered to underemployed […]

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 […]

Creating Space: Federal government invests $247 million into opening apprenticeship positions

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Federal officials made quite the splash at the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s 2022 National Apprenticeship Conference in Halifax this week, announcing a nearly $247 million into 13 projects geared towards setting up small and medium-sized businesses with the ability to offer apprenticeship training opportunities. The government says in its press release that […]

Skills on the Go: Skills Ontario unveils Trades and Tech Truck at Fix Network event

Milton, Ontario — Skills Ontario, alongside Fix Network at their Milton, Ont. training centre, officially cut the ribbon on the Trades and Tech Truck before it sets off to schools across the province. With the smell of tacos wafting from a food truck and the sound of mingling guests filling the air, representatives from both […]

On Course for Calibration: I-CAR U.S. creates new ADAS Technician training role

Illinois, United  States — Making good on a promise made in November of 2020, I-CAR has announced the creation of a brand new ADAS Technician career path for technicians interested in working toward learning the much-in-demand skillset. Speaking on behalf of I-CAR’s U.S.-based organization, CEO and president John Van Alstyne said “This new optional ADAS […]

Uniting Unifor: Several candidates step up in race for national Unifor presidency

Toronto, Ontario — Following the unceremonious departure of Unifor president Jerry Dias from his role in March, several candidates have emerged as frontrunners in the race to fill the highly-influential role. Unifor Local 444 president David Cassidy, Unifor’s national secretary-treasurer Lana Payne and Dias’ executive assistant Scott Doherty are currently slated as candidates for the […]

The Season of Skills: Skills Alberta youth virtual competition kicks off this week

Edmonton, Alberta — The 2022 Skills Canada Alberta youth virtual competition is in full swing this week, putting nearly 800 Albertan students to the test in skilled trades from welding, to carving, to baking. On from Monday until Thursday, this year’s event has students from across the province competing virtually for medals and the chance […]