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13
JAN
2017

Extended deadline for MEP applications!

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Are you between 18 – 30 years old?  Interested in a promising career in the skilled trades?  You may be eligible for FREE training!   The Centre for Skilled Trades is offering an Industrial Millwright & Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship (MEP) program.  Applications are now...
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07
DEC
2016

Centre Hosts Skilled Trades Information Night

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  The Centre for Skilled Trades welcomed a crowd of nearly 50 people on Wednesday, November 30th for the Skilled Trades Information Night.  Prospective students had an opportunity to speak with faculty, current students and graduates of the Skilled Trades programs, and...
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11
NOV
2016

Next in November: Skilled Trades Information Night

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In support of the demand for local Skilled Trades workers in Home Renovation, Electrical and Machining/ Millwright sectors the Centre for Skilled Trades is hosting a Skilled Trades Information Night on Tuesday November 29th at 7:00 p.m.   Learn about our training programs,...
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20
JUN
2016

Growing Demand for Millwrights in Ontario

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Companies across Canada are all beginning to feel the pressure of an aging workforce and manufacturers in the GTA are in the same situation. These companies need to build a more diverse workforce to account for upcoming retirements and that means lots of opportunities. T...
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Electrical Program
26
MAY
2016

Six Reasons to Become an Electrician

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Considering a career in the trades? Here are 6 reasons why a career in the electrical field is a good choice.   1) It Pays For Itself As a skilled trades student you’ll be working and learning your trade while earning a wage, all at the same time. Whatever you spend on the...
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08
MAR
2016

Centre Graduate Recognized at International Women’s Day Breakfast

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  Congratulations to Centre graduate, Kristin Ludlow, on receiving Ontario’s Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Award. Kristin, a graduate of The Centre’s Women In Skilled Trades program and a licensed plumber, was recognized for her advocacy for women...
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02
MAR
2016

5 Reasons Working in Construction Makes Sense

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  Demand for skilled workers is increasing. Of the 1.4 million people working in the Canadian construction industry, 250,000 of them are planning to retire over the next 10 years.  Canada needs 322,000 new construction workers to replace them and meet the demands of...
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16
FEB
2016

MP Karina Gould visits The Centre

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  MP Karina Gould stopped by for a visit and quick shop tour last week. A big thank you to all the students that took some time to show MP Gould their projects and discuss the importance of skilled trades training at facilities like The Centre’s.
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Millwright/Machining Training at The Centre
01
FEB
2016

4 Tips for People Considering a Career in the Skilled Trades

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So you’ve decided you want to work in the skilled trades, now what? If all you know is that you don’t want to be stuck behind a desk all day, it can be hard to decide where to start. We spoke to our industry expert and skilled trades’ employment consultant, Mike Harwood, to...
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Skilled Trades Electrical Training at The Centre
07
DEC
2015

5 Reasons to Train for a Skilled Trade

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With the New Year just around the corner, now is a great time to be planning for the year ahead. If you have been trying to figure out what to do, we have five reasons to consider training for a skilled trade. Opportunities exist across Canada. Getting certified in any of the 57...
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