Leading young people into skilled trades is paying off
…but more work is needed to curb shortage.
Build your skills: government funding is available – be proactive
Getting serious about workforce training? Here are some programs to get your company started.
Workforce automation could intensify income inequality, Central Bank warns
More emphasis on education and skills training is necessary to help businesses adjust to a potentially difficult transition.
Hopes high for budget aimed at boosting high-tech job skills, expertise
Ottawa has committed $73 million over four years to ensure education is aligned with the tech-related needs of the job market.
Canada must rethink skills training as automation eliminates jobs
Up to 40% of existing Canadian jobs will disappear over the coming decade as technology automates their work.
US giving job grants to towns hit by coal layoffs
Investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs.
Five things that could push the federal budget deficit past $20B
Critics expect the deficit to grow even larger before the budget is tabled March 22.
Boost workers’ skills, tweak EI to help workforce: report
C.D. Howe calls for national framework on EI eligibility and benefits.
CME launches manufacturing management certificate with Athabasca U
Four-week course to be delivered online.
How are your soft skills?
Here are eight that managers must have.
Innovation, technology increases training ROI
Report calls on more employers to consider the advantages of innovative “smart learning systems.”
US visa limits making it difficult to find skilled workers
Nearly two-thirds of VISA applications will be denied for employees adept in technology and other skilled fields.
What to expect in Harper’s 2015 Federal Budget
More help for manufacturers on the way.
Seneca partners with Siemens to expand technology curriculum
Global technology giant wants to establish training programs in areas such as mechatronics and smart systems at the college.
Yves Landry Foundation awarded $9M for AIME program
Program provides manufacturers with up to $50,000 in training costs.
Innovation, skills among key factors for assuring SME prosperity
SMEs employs close to eight million Canadians and account for 54% of all wages paid.
1,100 show up for 400 jobs at Hamilton rail car marker’s job fair
National Steel Car’s demand for welders is so high, it’s starting its own welding school.
Signed, sealed, and delivered
The Canada Job Grant aims for a July 1 start.
Canada can learn from Germany on skills: Kenney
Employment minister says feds, provinces can expand paid co-ops for students
BC, federal government sign agreement on Canada Job Grant
Agreement in principle includes the renewal of the Labour Market Agreement, renamed the Canada Job Fund.
Provinces in favour of latest Canada Job Grant offer: source
Concerns that the program will cut provincial, territorial funding, will have to be worked out individually with the federal Conservatives, the source said.
Job grant program change may cut support for disabled workers
The Canada Job Grant could end funding for Halifax’s Team Work job-coach program for people with disabilities.
Kenney concedes provinces can’t match Canada Job Grant
Says he is optimistic an agreement with the provinces will be reached before the program goes into effect April 1.
Quebec: We want out of this new federal skills program
The new program would see more control handed to the private sector.