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Construction trade worker grows in Algoma

An introductory construction trade worker course offered by Sault College will be expanded to service communities near Sault Ste. Marie. It will be an upgraded from a construction trade worker program ran last year.
Northerners make welding MaJIC in Kirkland Lake

Northerners make welding MaJIC in Kirkland Lake

After nearly seven years of debate, discussion and hard work, it's taken organizers more than a wave of a wand to bring the Kirkland Lake-based Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) into existence.
Auditor finds shortfalls in apprenticeship system

Auditor finds shortfalls in apprenticeship system

By IAN ROSS and KELLY LOUISEIZE Northern Ontario Business Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities is taking the Kaizen approach to dealing with shortfalls in the province's apprenticeship training program, calling it a "situation of
Obtaining designation through distance

Obtaining designation through distance

A pilot program is underway in almost 30 First Nation communities in the northwest to determine if more apprenticeship certification can be completed using distance education.
Nipissing U researchers building biomass prediction tools

Nipissing U researchers building biomass prediction tools

While forest bioproducts are becoming of increasing interest to the Northern economy, knowing exactly where to look for their source plants and trees across the region's broad natural expanses can be problematic. That's where Dr. Jeff Dech comes in.

2006 FedNor Secondary School Business Plan Challenge

North Bay has survived the cyclical rides of Northern Ontario’s resource-dependent economy better than most communities because of its plethora of diversified small- and medium-sized companies.