Archive for November, 2011

Recent news in Skilled Trades

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The more I research this project the more I realize how timely it is.

Skilled trades groups make pitch to students: Skilled trades organizations and companies are campaigning in Ottawa this week to get more young people into this type of career path. At the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, there is a wind-turbine competition engaging teams from high schools across the city.

Vale hiring boom suits students well: Vale is trying to recruit for about 1,700 jobs at their nickel processing facility near Long Harbour and is short workers in a dozen trades. A steep demand for skilled trades workers at the construction site for Vale’s means excellent prospects for students enrolled in training programs. As well last week, the Newfoundland and Labrador government created a new department — advanced education and skills — to help address a looming shortage of skilled labour in the province.

Skilled trades cheer $8b deal: Ottawa announced North Vancouver-based Seaspan Marine Corp. would get an $8-billion federal contract to build coast guard and other non-combat ships. It was also announced that the Marine Workers and Boilermakers Union are scheduled to sit down with educators at the B.C. Institute of Technology in Burnaby and Camosun College in Victoria in the upcoming days to help create new courses that will be required to build the ships. It is expected that students will be flocking to these places for admission.