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Study shows that investing in training pays off
2014-09-30 17:23:28
It pays to train. For every dollar invested in essential skills training there is a threefold `return`, a new study shows.

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Comment: Free trade in crude oil is in U.S. interests
2014-09-30 17:21:56
U.S. oil refiners have been among the biggest beneficiaries of free trade in the last decade, so it is ironic some continue to lobby hard to maintain the protectionist ban on crude exports.

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Battling Labor Shortage, Companies Use 'Manufacturing Day' as Recruitment Tool
2014-09-30 17:20:31
For an industry that is struggling to find workers, this Friday is especially important.

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California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags; manufacturers warn of lost jobs
2014-09-30 17:18:00
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the United States’ first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.

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Want to solve the skills shortage? Get more women involved
2014-09-30 17:16:35
Women in Science and Engineering signs up business leaders to attract and retain women into the sector

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Sober October 2014 - benefiting Canadian Cancer Society and Prevent Cancer Foundation
2014-09-30 06:37:59

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Join Canadians this October and pledge your sobriety with Sober October.

It's a healthy lifestyle choice that benefits you and a good cause - 100 per cent of the pledges you get from staying alcohol-free for October will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

"The event starts in October, but already we're getting people involved," says Aaron Gillespie, co-founder of Sober October Canada. "Participants can visit www.soberoctober.ca to create their own unique donation pages, network with other users or even donate $20 for a 'Hall Pass' to get a night off from sobriety."

Sober October is pretty simple. Take a break from drinking for one month just before the holiday party season begins in November and December. It's the only charity that asks you NOT to do something to do something, you know? And since it's a challenge, Sober October encourages friends and family to be sober together.

"It's a concept built on friendly competition and healthy living," said event volunteer Gus Klemos. "We have seen the overwhelming support for events like this overseas, and we are proud to be a part of it as it arrives for the first time in Canada."

ABOUT:

Sober October is a charity event that encourages participants to go alcohol free for the duration of the month. Started this past April in Canada and the US participants raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention and screening research and education programs through donations set up via personalized pages on www.soberoctober.ca - Canada 

and www.soberoctober.org - USA

Canadian Cancer Society: Through our generous donors and gold-standard peer-review process, the Canadian Cancer Society funds the best cancer research in Canada. Our funded researchers work in universities, hospitals and research centres across the country and are mapping new ways to change cancer forever. For more information, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

Prevent Cancer Foundation - About Us
 

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The Foundation’s mission is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection.
 
We believe in:
 
  • Reducing the cancer mortality rate by focusing individual behaviors, public policy and discussion, and research on prevention and early detection
  • Addressing all preventable cancers across all populations
  • Making prevention knowledge and early detection services more accessible for people in medically underserved communities
  • Collaborating with partners to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the prevention and early detection programs and message
  • Creating an energizing and productive workplace that people want to join


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Manufacturers want to see students, parents
2014-09-29 19:11:56
 Junior high and high school students researching career paths aren't generally knocking on the doors of manufacturing plants, but maybe they should and there's an opportunity coming up.

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Labour shortage imperils LNG projects, Chinese partner warns
2014-09-28 18:54:13
Canada needs to open its oil and gas industry to skilled workers from China and elsewhere to address a labour crunch, says the Chinese partner of the Petronas-led consortium planning a liquefied natural gas export project in British Columbia.

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Oil Careers: What Are the Top Companies to Work For?
2014-09-28 18:51:41
It's a tough job market out there these days.

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Scene In Passing: J.O.B. training is job one around here
2014-09-28 18:49:52
Workforce development is one of those six syllable, mumbo jumbo-laden claptrap terms that prompts eyes to glaze over when people read or hear it.

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Manufacturers here look to build younger workforce
2014-09-28 18:46:10
Inside the Denver headquarters of Precision Medical Products, sunlight pours through the atrium and rebounds off the steel and glass decor.

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Close to Home: Making good jobs open to all
2014-09-28 18:44:49
Wednesday marked the 49th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of Executive Order 11246 — the basis for requiring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity under federal government contracts.

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Day #065: A glut of college degrees
2014-09-27 22:35:37
An ode to those who said, “I want to be an electrician when I grow up” and didn’t let our culture talk them out of it.

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Welding Education & Training Centre of Excellence represents $6.5 million investment in local economy
2014-09-27 22:34:12
Canadian Welding Bureau celebrates completion of 18,000 square foot training and testing facility in Nisku, Alberta

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Manufacturers, educators reach out to parents
2014-09-27 22:31:47
Good jobs in manufacturing are available in the region, and the push is on to get the word out.

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Manufacturing Centre Creating 500 Jobs
2014-09-27 22:29:25
A new $45-million manufacturing centre is coming to the Blenheim Industrial Park.

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How to choose the engineering job that’s right for you
2014-09-26 18:18:23
There’s an overwhelming number of engineering roles, companies and sectors out there. If you’re unsure where to start, this guide will help you get started.

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AFTAC hosts Women in Science & Engineering Symposium
2014-09-26 18:15:49
The Air Force Technical Applications Center hosted a two-day: Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Symposium Sept. 10-11, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.

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Why aren’t there more women in construction?
2014-09-26 18:14:00
Gender-based disparities in pay between men and women persist despite efforts by many people in business and politics, including President Barack Obama, to improve them.

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B.C. plays down reports Petronas may ‘call off’ gas project
2014-09-26 18:12:04
B.C.'s natural-gas development minister is downplaying reports that Malaysia’s state-owned oil-and-gas giant is threatening to cancel a $10-billion (U.S) liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia.

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For oil and gas companies, rigging seems to involve wages, too
2014-09-26 18:10:19
U.S. Department of Labor investigations have uncovered hundreds of cases in which oil and gas workers, many involved in dangerous jobs, are being cheated of earnings.

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Working in STEM Women who rock Science, Tech, Engineering and Math
2014-09-24 17:42:49
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). There is increasing discussion nationwide about STEM education and jobs, especially for women.

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Skilled trades training facility to open January at William E. Hay Centre
2014-09-24 17:40:57
Young people serving a sentence at the William E. Hay centre in Ottawa's south end will soon be able to learn a skilled trade in a new facility that will be operated by the Youth Services Bureau.

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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum presents business case for essentials skills training
2014-09-24 17:37:37
There is a business case that supports investment by skilled trades employers in essential skills training, according to a report released by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA).

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In Our View: Education Evolves
2014-09-24 17:35:12
Clark College has adjusted approach over years to meet changing needs

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Kenney to push for more training funds, social transfer accountability
2014-09-24 17:27:37
One day after getting all provinces and territories on board with the Canada Job Grant, Employment Minister Jason Kenney says he will be pushing the provinces to make new pledges this fall to spend more on training.

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BHP-Mitsubishi says cutting about 700 jobs in Australia coal mines
2014-09-24 17:25:04
BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi <8058.T) will cut about 700 jobs at coal mines they operate jointly in Australia, with the two companies citing over-staffing in tough market conditions.

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Solar Energy Advantages vs Disadvantages
2014-09-24 17:16:12
Solar energy has very, very broad support.

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Pittsburgh Technical Institute Preparing Students For Oil & Gas Industry
2014-09-24 13:02:10
The course has rigorous demands and is highly technical – taught in a language few of us would understand.

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Think There are No Green Energy Jobs? Think Again
2014-09-22 16:55:52
In 2009 the Ontario provincial government passed the Green Energy Act, with the purpose of expanding renewable energy generation in Ontario, creating clean energy jobs and encouraging energy conservation efforts across the province.

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Farmers, Fighters, Clean Energy: How Smart Policies Help the Economy and the Environment
2014-09-19 21:21:35
The Obama administration has come up with a way to support our farmers and our military veterans -- while at the same time helping our economy and our environment through more clean energy.

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A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans
2014-09-19 21:17:34
Solar energy is shattering records in the United States. Since President Obama took office, installed solar power has increased 13-fold, topping nearly 16 gigawatts today – enough to power the equivalent of 3.2 million average American homes.

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Where the Jobs are in Australia
2014-09-19 21:14:35
Australian data continue to paint a positive picture of employment, with the number of jobs rising 119,800 in the June-August quarter, the biggest increase in almost a decade, the government said.

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API supports pro-job legislation to encourage education and training in the energy industry
2014-09-19 21:12:43
API President and CEO Jack Gerard delivered the following testimony at a US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014:

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Shale gas development can be done safely, produce new jobs
2014-09-19 21:09:09
Shale Resource Centre’s Katie Brown argues shale gas can also help renewable energy sources

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Construction of College Buildings Is Booming and New York City Is Reaping the Benefits
2014-09-17 18:51:21
Spending Will Top $2 Billion This Year and Continue Near That Level for Next Three Years, Report Says

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The U.S. Oil And Gas Industry By The Numbers [Infographic]
2014-09-17 18:47:45
Have you ever wondered about the impressive numbers behind the U.S. oil and gas industry?

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BHP Billiton Cuts Iron Ore Jobs in Australia
2014-09-17 17:46:58
Australia--BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) is cutting jobs at Port Hedland in Western Australia state where it ships most of its iron ore, as it deepens a drive to make the business more profitable at a time when iron-ore prices are sharply lower.

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Mining for new jobs
2014-09-17 17:45:07
Two new Manitoba mines are expected to create 373 jobs.

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Want Job Security? Jobs of Tomorrow will be in Service, Applying Manufacturing Technologies
2014-09-17 17:43:36
The world of work continues to change in the United States as brains replace muscle.

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Environmental group moves to block M&G plant
2014-09-17 17:41:58
 The Citizens for Environmental Justice and the Corpus Christi-based Clean Economy Coalition have submitted paperwork with the state to block an Italian company’s plans to open an $800 million PET resin processing plant in Nueces Bay.

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Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Environmental Report Sees Economic Opportunities
2014-09-17 17:40:14
Report says economic growth is possible even while tackling climate change.

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Flores MBA Program offers engineering and business dual degree
2014-09-17 17:38:19
The College of Engineering and the E.J. Ourso College of Business announced last Thursday that they will offer a dual

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Demand For 3D Printing Skills Is Accelerating Globally
2014-09-16 18:39:05
35% of all ads posted for engineering jobs in the last 30 days prioritize 3D printing and additive manufacturing as the most sought-after skill.

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The Opportunity in the Difficulty
2014-09-16 18:37:28
Climate change can bring out the best in us and help reinvigorate our economy.

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Could Scotland's Independence Hinge On Energy?
2014-09-16 18:32:09
This Thursday the people of Scotland will choose between remaining in the United Kingdom or going at it alone.

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The state of the skilled trades sector in Canada
2014-09-16 18:30:12
Apprenticeships up but baby boomer retirements loom

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Schools’ wait lists called a drag on the economy
2014-09-16 18:28:46
Thousands seek vocational classes as skilled jobs go unfilled in state

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Clean Energy and Jobs
2014-09-14 21:16:45

To the Editor:

Re “Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt” (front page, Sept. 9):

 

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The Most In-Demand (And Aging) Engineering Jobs
2014-09-13 19:50:19
Not pre-med. Not business. Not computer science. The most popular college major choice for high school seniors surveyed by CareerBuilder—the majority of whom already have a career in mind—is engineering.

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