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...
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...
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