Trade Talk is a section that includes various news articles that provide valuable information on current trends and issues within the skilled trades. Please browse and see what's new.
New Red Seal Brand Launch check out the PDF for more details
From England the building codes are different but a good watch. check out
Across the country, thousands of old buildings lie forgotten and neglected, tangled up by red tape and development restrictions. Many of these orphaned properties are steeped in history and are of outstanding architectural interest, yet are slowly being left to rot.
Architect George Clarke is passionate about our architectural heritage. In this series he travels the British Isles meeting the stubborn romantics who want to breathe new life into the architectural treasures he unearths on his journey. His mission is to help them transform these undervalued gems into brand new homes fit for 21st century living.
Filmed over two years Restoration Man watches as these wonderful buildings - from windmills and ancient towers to gate lodges and medieval churches - are transformed. But threatened by spiralling budgets and the credit crunch, plus the stresses and strains of working with old structures and confusing bureaucracy, none of these projects are an easy ride.
Tips on Trades Resumes: do you know how to customize your resume for the trades? Get some helpful tips!
Tips on Trade Terms: do you know the difference between a compulsory and regulated trade? Check this out for some useful information on your trade!
September 2011: Why Apprenticeships Make Sense: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/preet-banerjee/why-apprenticeship-programs-make-financial-sense/article2172553/The article makes reference to Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk (see below).
Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a partnership with Canada's Building Trades Unions, their many Employers across Canada, and Government stakeholders. The H2H sister program originated in the United States in 2003, and has been highly successful for America. H2H Canada will follow a similar model, but is focused on career opportunities in Canada for anyone who has served (or is currently serving and looking to transition to a civilian career) in either the Regular or Reserve Force Components of the Canadian Forces. The program offers apprenticeship opportunities to achieve a journeyperson qualification in the building and construction trade of one's choice, as well as potential opportunities in other management positions within this industry, all leading to a promising new career. check out the website
Humber Centre "Makes it Right", November 2009
Skilled Trades Shortage Feared Despite Economic Downturn, October 2009
Ontario Provides New Apprenticeship Grants, October 2009
Backgrounder: McGuinty Supporting Apprenticeship, October 2009
Canadian Manufactuaring to Explore Wind Energy, September 2009Students Hung Out to Dry in College Scam, July 2009
Trades Pay Great, June 2009
Where the Jobs Are: Skilled Professionals, June 2009CAF-FCA Invitation to Apprenticeship Focus Group, February 2009
Not Everyone is Hurt by Recession, February 2009
Registered Apprenticeship Training Programs: Statistics, October 2008
Canadian Economy Crippled by Skilled Labour Shortage, September 2008
Ontario Announces College of Trades, September 2008
Apprenticeship - For the Skill of It, August 2008
Apprenticeship in the Canadian Automotive Industry, August 2008
Shortage of Skilled Tradespeople Near Crisis, June 2008
Dire Need in Skilled Trades, June 2008
Building Confidence, June 2008
Compulsory Certification Project (PDF), May 2008
Canadian Trade Slump Threatens Economy, May 2008
Skills Shortage to Worsen, April 2008
Wanted: Respect for Skilled Trades, March 2008
Manufacturing's Skilled Labour Shortage, March 2008
Northern Ontario Forest Industry Faces Skill Shortages, February 2008