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Opportunity abounds in northern B.C

Opportunity abounds in northern B.C | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it
Take one look at the long list of major projects in northern B.C. and you quickly realize we're at a unique point in time. With billions of dollars in projects planned for the region, the region's economy is growing at an unprecedented rate.
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Degrees of uncertainty: Is being a university graduate losing its value?

Degrees of uncertainty: Is being a university graduate losing its value? | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it
You could say Michelle Sutton wasted years at university. She graduated with a geography degree from Simon Fraser University in 1997 but never found a job ­related to her field.
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University grads hit the job market with a stack of debt taped to their degrees, whereas apprentices earn a rising wage as they go, Herman says. And with more than 100 trades available, there’s something for everyone.

“The trades are a very compelling choice,” he says.

Support for Herman’s position comes from a surprising source: Gage Averill, the dean of arts at the University of B.C.

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How to train to be a butcher in B.C.

How to train to be a butcher in B.C. | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it
While a person isn’t required to have certification in order to work as a meat cutter in B.C., it can be beneficial for job searches and pay rates.
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Programs help new Canadians access trades - The Asian Pacific Post

Programs help new Canadians access trades - The Asian Pacific Post | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it
The Asian Pacific Post Programs help new Canadians access trades The Asian Pacific Post The Industry Training Authority's Immigrants in Trades Training initiative, funded through the Canada British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, helps skilled...
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Skilled trades talent shortage is next crisis for Canadian businesses | Entrepreneur | Financial Post

Skilled trades talent shortage is next crisis for Canadian businesses | Entrepreneur | Financial Post | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it

And don’t count on the Internet to bail us out: studies cited by Skills Canada, a federally supported organization dedicated to trades and apprenticeships, indicate 40% of new jobs in the coming decade will be in skilled trades or technology (think computer animation, network support, etc.). Meanwhile, in guidance offices and family dining rooms, the song remains the same: just 26% of young people aged 13 to 24 plan to consider a career in the skilled trades, with 59% of youths saying their parents have not encouraged them to consider the trades as a career option.


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Canada. Red Seal, the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program represents a standard of excellence for industry. Through the Program, tradespersons are able to obtain a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial certificates by successfully completing an interprovincial Red Seal examination. The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program acknowledges their competence and ensures recognition of their certification throughout Canada without further examination.
http://www.red-seal.ca


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Bright sparks in trades

Bright sparks in trades | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it

Allanah Hjerpe would have made a great university student. The 20-year-old Burnaby resident is bright, hard-working and good at math.

But she's also good with her hands, likes to build things and wants a portable skill.

A white-collar job is not quite how she envisioned spending her life.

"Doing something where I would sit at a desk all day would just drive me nuts," she says.

So while Hjerpe was in Grade 12 she researched the trades. She pondered carpentry but eventually decided to become an electrician.

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Trading debt for experience

Trading debt for experience | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it
There's an excitement in David Byng's voice when he talks about young people going into skilled trades. Sure, it might be that he's BC's Deputy Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training.
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This article really highlights the benefits of earning while you learn and the carreer paths available to an apprentice.

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Province spending $4 million on trades training for women

Province spending $4 million on trades training for women | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it
The B.C. government plans to spend $4 million to train women in trades to address the growing need for skilled workers in mining, shipbuilding and the gas and liquefied natural gas industries.
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Women attracted to skilled trades | Local News | Kelowna Daily Courier

Women attracted to skilled trades | Local News | Kelowna Daily Courier | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it

Good jobs. Good pay. Pride in their skills. Those are some of the many reasons for women to enter the trades.
From a provincial perspective, though, there is already a huge shortage of skilled trades people and it's only going to get worse. By 2020, the government expects one million job openings.
"Women continue to be under-represented in the skilled-trades side of the workforce," Shirley Bond, the minister responsible for jobs, tourism, skills training and labour, told The Okanagan Sunday at the start of the 2013 Trade Up Women in Trades Conference at Okanagan College in Kelowna on Saturday. 

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Canada. Trades and Apprenticeship

The Government of Canada's Apprenticeship Grants provide up to $4,000 in taxable grants to apprentices registered in designated Red Seal trades. A grant is not a loan and does not need to be repaid.


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Program primes high school students for the trades - Journal of Commerce

Program primes high school students for the trades - Journal of Commerce | Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades | Scoop.it

For the remainder of this school year, 15 high school students in Sooke, B.C. will spend every school day learning seven trades, nailing both high school and college credits in the process.

 

Known as the Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Program, the training takes place at Edward Milne Community School (EMCS) four days a week.

 

 


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