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30
JUL
2015

From Training to Apprenticeship: grad finds career in the skilled trades

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“I love my life,” said Greg Otte, 42. “I work extremely hard every day and get paid very well to do it. It’s hard work, but I love it.” Otte was able to do something that he had wanted to do since high school – work in skilled trades. In February 2012, Otte graduated from The...
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28
JUL
2015

Federal Funding Supports Free Career Exploration Program

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BURLINGTON, Ont.  Assisting youth in determining a career path, introducing the skilled trades, building confidence and getting a paid work experience are the hallmarks of Get In Gear (GIG) – a program funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by The Centre for Skills...
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28
JUL
2015

7 Steps to Take Following A Job Loss

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Losing a job can be very stressful financially, emotionally and psychologically.  It can happen to anyone at any time. Many people are uncertain what to do when they first lose their job and don’t know where to turn.  In this post, we will cover the basic items that you...
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21
JUL
2015

Citizenship Academy Provides Free Prep for Test

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BURLINGTON, Ont.  English as a Second Language students preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship Test can register for a free, nine day preparation course. Offered by The Centre for Skills Development & Training, the Citizenship Academy will teach students about   The...
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10
JUL
2015

There are no shortcuts to success

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  After working his way up the management ladder of a locally owned health food store, Brody Huk, 24, found himself losing interest. He decided to move on from his business to find a niche in the skilled trades industry that he likes the most.   “I am that type of...
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