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Former president of CCI to take on new role at MCA

January 15, 2018

Pierre Boucher has been named the new president and CEO of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Canada. The transition is the result of MCA Canada president and CEO Richard McKeagan’s retirement. The association’s Board of Directors appointed Boucher at

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McMaster University building functions as living laboratory of sustainability

November 21, 2017

A unique facility for undergraduate engineering opened recently at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning combines a new home for the undergraduate experiential learning facilities with engineering research in a building that functions

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Hands-on training at spruced up Viega educational facility

November 9, 2017

Viega LLC recently unveiled its renovated Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, NH, including its Interactive Learning Center and improved hands-on training facilities. Along with the facility’s classrooms, the centre features 16 vignettes of Viega solutions. The vignettes offer touchscreen panels

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Albertan takes home medallion of excellence from WorldSkills Competition

November 5, 2017

By Michael Power “In the blink of an eye it’s all over.” That’s how Ryan Matsuba describes the experience of competing with Team Canada in the WorldSkills International Competition. Matsuba won a Medallion of Excellence at the competition, which requires

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BC invests $1.2 million in high school trades programs

October 20, 2017

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) in British Columbia is investing over $1.2 million across the province to fund the ITA Youth Work in Trades Programs. This year, 46 school districts across BC have been approved to receive $20,000 to $40,000

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Bradford White beefs up boiler sales with new position

October 16, 2017

Dan Milroy, director sales and marketing with Bradford White Canada, recently announced the appointment of Mark Williamson to the newly-created position of national sales manager, boiler products for Bradford White Canada. Before taking on the new position, Williamson was Canadian

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Manitoba teams up with Atlantic provinces to launch apprenticeship management system

October 13, 2017

The Manitoba government recently signed an agreement with the Atlantic provinces to develop a shared apprenticeship management system that will improve and modernize online services. “Strengthening the services we provide for Manitobans is a priority for our government and we

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Emerson provides apprentices with hands-on training opportunity

October 12, 2017

Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions Canada hosted a complimentary training event exclusively offered to apprentices. Over 65 HVAC/R apprentices arrived at the Emerson Canada Integrated Learning Centre in Brantford ON to take part in the first ever Emerson Apprentice Day.

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Apprentice tuition fees waived in Nova Scotia

October 9, 2017

Nova Scotia’s Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis recently announced the removal of tuition fees for apprentices attending technical training in the province. This includes online training. Nova Scotia’s apprenticeship system is administered by the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

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Third Women’s Network event features Covergalls founder

October 2, 2017

More than 90 attendees gathered to hear entrepreneur and mining executive Alicia Woods speak at the CIPH Women’s Network lunch on September 28 in Mississauga, ON. Woods recounted the development of the Covergalls Workwear, her appearance on CBC’s Dragon’s Den,