Skills, Training and Education Feature

Zoee Picard, a Grade 9 student at École secondaire catholique Algonquin, in North Bay, tried her hand at masonry during Collège Boréal's Trades and Technology Exploration Day for the Young Women event March 3. The event was meant to introduce girls in Grades 9 and 10 to the skilled trades and the job opportunities in those fields.
Collège Boréal hosts trades exploration day for young women If you ask Grade 9 student Maddison Loiselle, stereotypes around the trades are shifting with her generation. Loiselle said her Grade 9 wood shop class at Sudbury's École secondaire du Sacré Coeur had more girls than boys. “You wouldn't imagine how many girls are artistic and can handle the heavy machines,” said Loiselle. “So many girls are strong and they can do it.” Canada is facing a skilled trades shortage, and women, who represent around half the workforce, hold only 20 per ce...


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Northern College launches e-learning platform
Northern College’s Northern Training Division has launched a new online e-learning platform, which will allow employers and individuals to access short-form training programs from any location with internet access.The new platform will provide access to an array of workplace training courses. In...
Canadore signs aviation training agreement with India
North Bay’s Canadore College is looking to export its aviation skills training to India. The college announced April 15 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s National Skills Development Corporation to collaborate in technical skills development for the aviation sector...
SafetyLynx monitors accidents, training on the job
When Bob Ryckman started in the construction industry four decades ago, there often wasn’t much precedent for safety monitoring amongst companies, so he created his own, pioneering the use of spreadsheets and databases to track safety records.SafetyLynx, an online program devised by Ryckman an...
Boréal students put their inventions to the test
Imagine if a machine could pour you a perfect serving of your favourite mixed drink with the press of a button.A third-year electronics engineering student at Collège Boréal in Sudbury put that idea into practice with his final project for the program.Kris Proulx spent six months developing a ...


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