Collège Boréal hosts trades exploration day for young women
If you ask Grade 9 student
Maddison Loiselle, stereotypes around the trades are shifting with
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...
This summer, Collège Boréal will be offering a new
pre-apprenticeship training program exclusively to women interested in
jump-starting their career as industrial mechanic millwright.The 38-week program, set to begin on July 13, will provide
women with hands-on experience in the mechanical field...
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...
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...
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...