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Attendees at the Women in Trades Forum in Sudbury got to learn basic carpentry skills under the tutelage of a Collège Boréal instructor.
Organizers said women will need to fill the skilled labour gapLaura Swanson, a student at Cambrian College's new level one pre-apprenticeship women in carpentry program, said she probably would not have enrolled to the program if it had been open to men as well.“Personally, I probably wouldn't have applied if it was a mixed class because I figured the men would probably have a better foot in the door than I would,” Swanson said. Swanson always had an interest in carpentry, but it took an all-female learning environment, and full tuition support ...


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Ontario’s underwhelming economic performance
Lakehead University economist Livio Di Matteo has co-authored a new study for the Fraser Institute that Ontario’s poor economic performance is dragging down Canada’s economy.The study, Can Canada Prosper without a Prosperous Ontario, examines Ontario’s decline from being a national economic engine ...
Northern College puts focus on experiential learning
For students training to be water treatment specialists, the best hands-on experience can be found working in municipal labs. But provincial regulations won’t let students experiment with municipal drinking water, and so, until now, that experience has been elusive.Northern College has solved that ...
Greenstone training centre aims for September opening
Development of the Ring of Fire mineral deposits may have slowed to a crawl, but progress is being made in the preparations to train up a future workforce.Geraldton, the largest town in the rural municipality of Greenstone, has branded itself as the “Gateway to the Ring of Fire” and has positioned ...
Teaching to be tailored to student learning
Classroom time at Northern College will become more tailored to individual student learning with the advent of Universal Instructional Design (UID).Northern College got $500,000 from the provincial government to enhance programming at the school. Part of that money will be used to train faculty in ...


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