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Electricians protest proposed changes to skilled trades outside Bob Chiarelli's office

A few dozen electricians gathered outside the office of Ontario Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli Friday afternoon to protest the provincial government’s budget implementation bill.

Bill 70 includes changes to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act that “threaten” the work of skilled electricians, spokesman for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 586 John Bourke said in an interview with the Citizen. 235 more words

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Social Media; The Death and Re-birth of our blog.

In 2011, I officially formed Probuilt Woodworking LLC. To that point, my experience growing up in the trades and already having plenty of experience in not only working for, but growing up in, our family Stair and Millwork company. 1,015 more words

He is devoted to his call in the ministry.

The subject of this sketch, Franklin Kesler Bird, was born December 1, 1856, at Rutherfordton, N. C. He was the only child of his father, William Bird, who died when young Franklin was two years of age. 1,056 more words

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The Art In Craft

Craftspeople: those individuals in dialogue with the world around them.

I think art has to be re-humanized and honor brought back to skilled labor and crafts.   722 more words


5 Ways to Find Your New Career in the Skilled Trades

So you’re studying a skilled trade and you want to differentiate yourself from the competition when applying for jobs in your field. Here are five ways to land a job in the trades. 476 more words


St. Clair College event entices girls to consider skilled trades, science, tech and engineering careers

Ninety-three per cent of parents in the United Kingdom would not support their daughter pursuing a career in engineering.

Sarah Neville, the keynote speaker this week at the Build a Dream symposium, used what she called a shocking statistic to show some of the barriers to getting young women to consider careers in jobs that are mostly held by men. 360 more words

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Feed Your Creative Soul

I stumbled across this meme on Facebook a few days ago. Aside from the grammatical error of using “everybody” instead of “not everyone,” I like the thought provoking message. 720 more words