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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Canadore College opens training facility in India
North Bay’s Canadore College has opened an aviation training facility in India. The college and Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) announced Feb. 4 of the opening of an Aviation Technical Training Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, in the state of Karanataka. The centre will offer ...
Gord Miller joins Canadore foundation board
Gord Miller, Ontario’s former environmental commissioner, has been named to the foundation board of Canadore College in North Bay. Rick Evans, board chair, made the announcement in a Feb. 1 news release. After a 15-year tenure heading up the provincial environmental watchdog agency, Miller ...
First Nation body spreads awareness on pending education system
The Anishinabek Nation is spearheading a public awareness campaign encouraging its citizens to learn more about the proposed Anishinabek Education System.Say Yes to the AES, and an accompanying website (www.sayyestoaes.ca), is designed to teach Anishinabek citizens about the details of the pendi...
Clothing depot aids Sudbury students in prepping for the job
With tuition, books, accommodation, groceries, transportation and other expenses, post-secondary education can be expensive. But with its Professional Clothing Depot, Cambrian College wants to eliminate at least one financial stressor for students.The depot is a one-stop clothes resource for s...


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