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Training as ground support for the powerline industry required students to learn the elements of the powerline technician program, including climbing the poles. The training, delivered through Gezhtoojig Employment and Training and Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, prepares participants for entry-level jobs and apprenticeships in industry.
Program training Aboriginal workers for industryThomas McKenzie had worked in construction across Canada for 20 years, but without certificates to verify his safety training, it was difficult to get jobs.That’s where the new line crew ground support program came in.A new pilot program two years in its design, it trains Aboriginal participants in the elements of ground support for powerline technicians, readying them for entry-level positions in the powerline industry and positioning them to continue in apprenticeships.Over 15 weeks, M...


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Inquiry seeks input from building industry
In late fall, the Elliot Lake Inquiry moved into its next phase, hosting a series of roundtable discussions requesting input from design, engineering and building professionals from around the province. Justice Paul Belanger called for the roundtables when the inquiry began last March. He pla...
Program training Aboriginal workers for industry
Thomas McKenzie had worked in construction across Canada for 20 years, but without certificates to verify his safety training, it was difficult to get jobs.That’s where the new line crew ground support program came in.A new pilot program two years in its design, it trains Aboriginal participant...
Pellet solution will save on power plant conversion costs
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is embarking on a bold experiment to extend the life of the Thunder Bay Generating Station by five years.Instead of spending $400 million to convert the 306-megawatt coal burner to natural gas, the cash- trapped Ontario government has elected to go with a specialt...
Water sports facility to boost tourism in Sudbury
Ramsey Lake has attracted activity to Sudbury’s core for decades. Now, with the construction of the Northern Water Sports Centre, the city is poised to boost its sports tourism industry even further.The $4.6-million project, which has been in the planning for a decade, will improve access to pr...


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