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Apprenticeship Grants Available

Ontario is helping apprentices succeed in the workforce and assisting employers in growing their businesses, while increasing participation from under-represented groups. There are a number of Apprenticeship Grants available to help individuals looking to start a career in the trades: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – Women Apprenticeship Completion Grant Learn about 140+ trades … Continue reading

Tower Crane Apprenticeship

In November, Durham College received approval for a new Tower Crane Operator apprenticeship program. Durham College will become the only college to offer the Tower Crane Operator apprenticeship. Visit the Durham College website for more information.   Read Employment E-News – December 2019 – Recognized for Customer Service Excellence Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Skilled Labour Shortage

What does Canada’s skilled labour shortage mean for workers and employers? A 2018 ManpowerGroup survey indicated that 41% of employers had difficulty filling jobs and that the most in-demand jobs require post-secondary training but not necessarily a university degree. The top five hardest positions to fill in Canada for the last ten years include skilled … Continue reading

Youth Headed for Success

One of the many youth (15-29) served by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has chosen to turn his life around to a future of opportunity and success. After working minimum wage jobs with little or no future growth opportunity the youth chose to pursue a future in the high paying, high demand world of … Continue reading

Easier & Faster Route to Trades

In September 2019, the Ontario Government appointed Training and Skills Advisors to consult with Industry and Stakeholders to help make the skilled trades and apprenticeship system more user friendly. Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced that Adam Melnick and Andrew Pariser have been appointed as the new Training and Skills Advisors (TSAs) … Continue reading

Demand in Trades

There is a huge demand for individuals in skilled trades – and the pay is higher than average. Earn $25-30/hour as a mason, carpenter, contractor or farmer. Learn more about trade positions that are in demand now!   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 – School is Almost Out! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Options After High School?

What are the options for young people after graduating high school? Why not consider apprenticeship? It could be the start of a rewarding career in the trades. Learn about apprenticeship and jobs in the skilled trades.   Read Employment E-News – March 2018 – Spring Into Action! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

A Career in Skilled Trades?

Considering a career in the skilled trades? The world will beat a path to your doorstep! Would you rather work with your hands than sit behind a desk? If you are looking for a change in careers or contemplating a first career, take a close look at the skilled trades. The list may be more … Continue reading

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship involves job-shadowing in a skilled trade wherein individuals are under the guidance and direction of a qualified, experienced professional. While apprenticeship is a type of post-secondary training, college or university education are not required to pursue an apprenticeship for a skilled trade profession. The duration of an apprenticeship varies depending on the skilled … Continue reading

Skilled Trade Workers Needed

Summer is just around the corner… Heavy machine operators and construction workers are in high demand – that includes carpenters, roofers, plumbers, electricians, and more. In fact, there is an incredible amount of opportunity for career growth and success in the Skilled Trades industry in Canada. Did you know that Skilled Trade Workers are highly … Continue reading