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Plumbing fixtures manufacturer Bradley marks 95 years

August 5, 2016

Bradley Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and washroom accessories, is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the company hosted a learning tour of its manufacturing plant for high school students that are enrolled in

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Canada to adopt the UK STEM Award program

July 28, 2016

Babcock Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Babcock International Group, has announced the inaugural year of the STEM Spotlight Awards in Canada. This initiative honours the ideas of students entering skilled trades professions, and aims to recognize the benefits and career

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Hiring and retaining Aboriginal apprentices

June 16, 2016

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) recently published a resource that offers strategies for hiring and retaining Aboriginal apprentices. Hiring and Retaining Aboriginal Apprentices: An Action Plan for Employers draws ideas from skilled trades employers that value the contribution Aboriginal apprentices

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Sheridan skilled trades programs and women are benefactors of labour union and beverage manufacturer scholarships

May 26, 2016

Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and the Canadian labour union Unifor are providing 15 new $2000 scholarships for women enrolled in Sheridan College’s skilled trades programs. The announcement was made on May 25 at Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design

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Close to 5,000 attendees expected to “try a trade”

April 12, 2016

This April 19-21, London, ON, will host up to 5,000 students and young adults from across the province for Future Building 2016. The annual career and apprenticeship exhibition gives attendees hands-on access to activities in all areas of the construction