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June 17, 2013
Improved employer apprenticeship tax credits and a better understanding of the national apprenticeship landscape are essential, say industry stakeholders, if the federal government intends to promote apprentice use on federal projects.
June 10, 2013
Critics of British Columbia's training system for the skilled trades need to take a hard look at a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
May 20, 2013
An apprentice's essential Skill level has a critical role in determining his or her success in the trades.
May 13, 2013
The B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT) is denying allegations by the local open shop contractors association that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is being allowed to sign up apprentices in classrooms at the publicly funded school.
May 8, 2013
Some industry leaders believe the most effective boost the federal government budget initiatives can give Canada's apprentice training system is ensuring there is work and finding new means of helping apprentices complete their journey person status.
May 6, 2013
Open shop associations in Western Canada don't want to see mandatory or prescriptive quotas for apprentices imposed on government contracts, whether they are provincial or federal.
April 24, 2013
The B.C. New Democratic Party (NDP) is promising to invest millions of dollars in skills training and the apprenticeship system as the provincial election campaign gets underway, but critics say the plan will only increase the skilled labour shortage.
April 15, 2013
The B.C. Water and Wastewater Association (BCWWA) will seek additional funding if the $454,000 used to put 32 individuals through a six-week introductory program yields results.
April 1, 2013
The 2013 Saskatchewan budget is preparing for continued growth in the province by providing support for apprentices and increasing public sector investment in basic infrastructure such as highways, roads, schools and affordable housing.
March 27, 2013
The 2013 Federal budget is launching a new initiative for apprenticeship training and introduces a plan for the construction of long-term infrastructure, while maintaining a focus on eliminating the deficit.
July 14, 2008
The British Columbia Industry Training Authority (BCITA) is in the process of updating the ironworkers trade certification by making the designation more specialized, but some people in the industry believe the changes will harm the trade.
July 14, 2008
In the world of construction-industry professional development, there is a facility in the Fraser Valley that is definitely marching to its own drummer.
July 14, 2008
Tradeworks Training Society offers a number of construction-related training programs, but one in particular aims to get disadvantaged inner city residents onto the Vancouver Olympic Athletes Village worksite in about eight weeks.
July 14, 2008
Canadian students and apprentices competed in Canada’s largest national trade competition in Calgary for a chance to qualify for the 2009 WorldSkills Competition.
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