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Gov. Snyder promotes skilled trade jobs at competition

The 2015 Skills USA state competition kicked off Saturday morning at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center and Gov. Rick Snyder was there for the event. The competition featured nearly 80 skill and leadership contests. Read full article

Would-be builders get to try out a trade

As painful as it is to admit, your high school guidance counsellor was probably right. You didn’t need to go to university or college. Instead, you needed to look at the labour market, pick a skilled trade and get started as an apprentice. Read Full article

Q-C employers can’t find enough skilled labor to fill jobs

From: Quad City Times John Durham was forced to change careers. Lauri Kilby enjoyed being an electrician, but wanted to avoid her long commute. Both went through Aerotek, a Davenport staffing and recruiting company, to ultimately find their current jobs as electricians at Sivyer Steel in Bettendorf. Read full article

Seeking skilled labour, Ontario boosts apprenticeship training by $55-million

From: The Globe and Mail With one in five new jobs in the province expected to be in the skilled trades, the money will support creating a work force that can build the … Read Full Article

More Durham students looking at careers in skilled trades

Ten years from now 40 per cent of all Ontario jobs will be in trades Read Full Article  

Mike Rowe to New Grads: Forget Your Passion, Pursue Opportunity

Mike Rowe is best known for hosting “Dirty Jobs,” the Discovery Channel series in which he tackled some of the least glamorous jobs out there: cleaning up roadkill, emptying septic tanks and artificially inseminating cows, for example. Read Full Article

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