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Competition Encourages Gen Y To Hatch Skilled Trades Careers

Competition Encourages Gen Y To Hatch Skilled Trades Careers

Meghan Greaves
In 1994, the Skills Canada National Competition was opened to all Canadian students in a skilled trades program. At this national...
Who To Follow On Twitter: Skilled Trades 2014 Edition

Who To Follow On Twitter: Skilled Trades 2014 Edition

Meghan Greaves
As a student or new grad in the Skilled Trades industry, you'll be required to keep your skills up-to-date to ensure that only the best...
A High-Performance Career At Vale's Long Harbour Processing Plant

A High-Performance Career At Vale's Long Harbour Processing Plant

Cassandra Jowett
After graduating from the College of the North Atlantic's Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) program, Frederick Hull applied to work at...

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4 Reasons To Hatch A Career In The Skilled Trades Industry

4 Reasons To Hatch A Career In The Skilled Trades Industry

Meghan Greaves
No matter what career path you're drawn to, it's likely that before committing you'll think about the pros and cons. If you're...
5 Skills Found In Successful Skilled Trades Professionals

5 Skills Found In Successful Skilled Trades Professionals

Meghan Greaves
Anyone who has tremendous career success always has a little extra something. Whether it's going the extra mile for every customer,...
Skilled Tradespeople Are Key To Success At Molson Coors

Skilled Tradespeople Are Key To Success At Molson Coors

Elias Da Silva-Powell
As an HR Generalist at Molson Coors, Andrea Tomlin knows all about working at the company, with insight on everything from training and...
What Is The Career Path Of An Oil Rig Worker?

What Is The Career Path Of An Oil Rig Worker?

Shannon Mandel
Both drilling rig and service rig careers follow a similar hierarchy, but the methods of career advancement vary. On each rig, the...
Starting Your Career As An HVAC Mechanic Or Technician

Starting Your Career As An HVAC Mechanic Or Technician

Laura Vazquez
HVAC Mechanics and Technicians are service experts who deal with heating, ventilation and air conditioning. According to the...
FAQs About Machinist Jobs And Apprenticeships

FAQs About Machinist Jobs And Apprenticeships

Laura Vazquez
Machinists set up and operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines, lathes, milling machines, drill presses and grinders in...
FAQs About Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Jobs

FAQs About Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Jobs

Christina Pellegrini
Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair and maintain a variety of heavy duty vehicles, including bulldozers, cranes, graders,...
6 Tips That Will Help You Get An Apprenticeship

6 Tips That Will Help You Get An Apprenticeship

Christina Pellegrini
Apprenticeships teach workers the knowledge and technical skills you need to know work in the trades. They also give you the...
Apprenticeships: A College Alternative

Apprenticeships: A College Alternative

Elias Da Silva-Powell
If youre planning on pursuing a college degree in a skilled trade, take note of a recent piece in the <a title="Apprenticeships A...
Test Out A Trade In A Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Test Out A Trade In A Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Leah Ruehlicke
If you're considering a career in the skilled trades but aren't quite ready to dive headfirst into an <a title="A Conversation...
Study Tips For The Certificate Of Qualification Electrician Licensing Exam

Study Tips For The Certificate Of Qualification Electrician Licensing Exam

Christina Pellegrini
Construction and Maintenance Electrician is one of 55 trades in Canada that requires tradespeople to become a licensed journeyperson by...
How Lambton College Prepares Students For Careers In The Oil And Gas Industry

How Lambton College Prepares Students For Careers In The Oil And Gas Industry

Cassandra Jowett
Oil and gas has always been big business in Canada, but lately the demand for skilled workers in the petroleum industry is higher than...
5 Common Entry Level Petroleum Industry Jobs And Their Salaries

5 Common Entry Level Petroleum Industry Jobs And Their Salaries

Elias Da Silva-Powell
If you're looking for an industry that will offer plenty of job opportunities in the future, you would do well to consider a future in...
Calling All Young Women: Are You Canadas Next Female Skilled Trade Apprentice?

Calling All Young Women: Are You Canadas Next Female Skilled Trade Apprentice?

Ishani Nath
We can do it! That was the slogan from the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Can_Do_It!">now-famous...
Alberta's Skilled Labour Shortage: An Opportunity For Youth

Alberta's Skilled Labour Shortage: An Opportunity For Youth

Elias Da Silva-Powell
If youve been on the job hunt for a while and havent yet found your first entry level job, you may feel like there arent any jobs...
Who To Follow On Twitter: Skilled Trades Edition

Who To Follow On Twitter: Skilled Trades Edition

Cassandra Jowett
Skilled Trades is definitely not one of the most active industries on Twitter, but there are a few employers and organizations that are...
Not Just Metal And Machines - Cooking Is A Skilled Trade Too

Not Just Metal And Machines - Cooking Is A Skilled Trade Too

Arina Kharlamova
Some skilled tradespeople work with metal, refrigerators, pipes or machines, while others work with hair, jewelry, plants or food never...
A Conversation With An Electrical Apprentice

A Conversation With An Electrical Apprentice

Cassandra Jowett
Wes Vahrmeyer is a fifth-term Electrical Apprentice working in the construction and maintenance field. He first got into the trades...
Skilled Trades Grants, Tax Credits And Deductions For Apprentices

Skilled Trades Grants, Tax Credits And Deductions For Apprentices

Elise Moreau
If you've done the research and identified the required training or certification you need for the particular skilled trade you'd like to...
Average Starting Salaries for Entry Level Skilled Trades Jobs

Average Starting Salaries for Entry Level Skilled Trades Jobs

Lauren Stein
A career in a skilled trade offers more than brain work and some light tapping on a keyboard. It requires both a mental and physical...
Why Are There So Few Women Working In Skilled Trades?

Why Are There So Few Women Working In Skilled Trades?

Arina Kharlamova
When you imagine what a skilled tradesperson looks like, you probably picture a guy with a beard wearing a hard hat, work boots and dirty...
Everything Young Skilled Tradespeople Need To Know About The Red Seal Program

Everything Young Skilled Tradespeople Need To Know About The Red Seal Program

Elise Moreau
As a new graduate who may be thinking about pursuing a career in the skilled trades, you should be familiar with the Interprovincial...
How New Graduates Can Shift Toward A Career In Skilled Trades

How New Graduates Can Shift Toward A Career In Skilled Trades

Elise Moreau
In some cases, graduating students find themselves in situations where their career interests change or they find that the degree or...
The Rising Demand for Skilled Labour

The Rising Demand for Skilled Labour

Arina Kharlamova
What do high school, close relatives and the overwhelming pressure from society have in common? Their ignorance of the strength,...
Increased Energy Demand And A Labour Shortage Means Lucrative Career Opportunities In Oil And Gas

Increased Energy Demand And A Labour Shortage Means Lucrative Career Opportunities In Oil And Gas

Vicky Tobianah
Today there are an estimated 500,000 people working in the Canadian petroleum industry, and jobs in oil and gas are projected to increase...
The Mining Industry Needs Young Workers From All Backgrounds

The Mining Industry Needs Young Workers From All Backgrounds

Cassandra Jowett
The mining industry needs young workers from all backgrounds to replace its ageing workforce, says Leanne Hall, Vice President of Human...
Throw Away Those Lemons, There's A Labour Shortage Coming

Throw Away Those Lemons, There's A Labour Shortage Coming

Cassandra Jowett
We've all seen the numbers. The <a title="Unemployment stats interactive map"...
Recent Grads Are The Silver Lining

Recent Grads Are The Silver Lining

Cassandra Jowett
If your network of family and friends is anything like mine, it has undoubtedly been affected by the current economic situation. While...

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A High-Performance Career At Vale’s Long Harbour Processing Plant

A Processing Plant Technician, Junior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer and recruiter shed light on Vale's new High Performance Work System - a great place for graduates from a wide variety of skilled trades programs to start their careers. Read more »

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