Partner’s blog

ABOUT THE PRESIDENTBy Skills Canada

John oates, the recently elected president of skills/compétences canada, has had a long history with the skills movement in canada. he has been the president of skills canada – newfoundland and labrador since 2004, the same year he joined …

CONSULAB PARTNERS WITH SKILLS/COMPÉTENCES CANADABy Skills Canada

Consulab has been a strong supporter of skills/compétences canada (scc) at both the provincial level and at the national level. we provide assistance through our educational training aids, offering them in competitions and even volunteering …

WHAT IS A “GREEN” PLUMBER?By Skills Canada

Many people take the clean water they drink every day for granted. we can’t live without clean water very long and the supply of clean uncontaminated water for our society is a huge responsibility for municipalities and provinces and in …

NSTTW 2014 DELIGHTS STUDENTS WITH AN ARRAY OF TRADES & TECHNOLOGIESBy Skills Canada

November 3rd to the 10th marked national skilled trades and technology week (nsttw). across canada, events were held to promote skilled trades and technology careers to youth, with an emphasis on the importance of numeracy as one of the 9 …

2014 NATIONAL SKILLED TRADES AND TECHNOLOGY WEEK LAUNCH NOV. 4 AT ALGONQUIN COLLEGEBy Skills Canada

Mike holmes jr. & chef korecki rise to the challenge at national skilled trades & technology launch

CAPP TELEVISION COMMERCIAL FEATURING SCCBy Skills Canada

Skills/compétences canada is pleased to share the television commercial produced by scnc 2014 presenting sponsor the canadian association for petroleum producers (capp). the ad features scc’s ceo shaun thorson, and is terrific media …

JOIN SANDVIK FOR A MANUFACTURING DAY EVENT!By Skills Canada

sandvik coromant will open its doors on october 3rd 2014 in support of manufacturing day 2014. during your visit to sandvik coromant you will have the chance to participate in interactive seminars and see live state of the art cnc …

APPRENTICES: THE FUTURE OF CANADABy Skills Canada

The recent news regarding the government of canada supporting apprentices and asking contractors to hire apprentices for work on federal government projects actually received negative comments from people! how it is possible that people do …

ESSENTIAL SKILLS DAYBy Skills Canada

The fifth annual essential skills day will take place on friday, september 26, 2014 to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. the nine essential skills are indispensable in …

INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN BOODOO, FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN FOR MITUTOYO CANADABy Skills Canada

What made you decide to pursue a career in the skilled trades? i have always been very mechanically inclined. since i was a kid i love to take things apart to find out how they work and attempt to put them back together. choosing a …

SHOP CLASS NOT FOR SLACKERS AS MECHANIC OUT-EARNS PEERSBy Skills Canada

Two years out of high school, evan fischbach is earning $40,000 a year. his secret: shop class. fischbach, 19, has known he wanted to work on cars ever since he took an automotive class in his junior year of high school in saline, …

DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF CANADA’S LEADING ENERGY COMPANY?By Skills Canada

Suncor, canada’s leading energy company, is looking for talented and motivated individuals who want to make a difference. at suncor, we’re invested in your success. we want you to have a job you’re genuinely excited about – as well …