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Canadian roofing crew seeks all-female members.

Canadian roofing crew seeks all-female members.

When Michele Vindum started having problems with her roof, she began searching for a company to replace it, under one condition: the roofing team would be exclusively women. “I’ve always been very aware, as a woman who used to work in the sciences … that there are systemic barriers to women entering non-traditional trades,” Vindum […]

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<strong>Construction Technology: Four Ways to Improve Safety On-Site</strong>

Construction Technology: Four Ways to Improve Safety On-Site

In the past, the construction industry worldwide has had high rates of workplace injuries and fatalities, however, the industry-recognized this, and has worked hard to promote safety and ensure workplaces are held to the highest safety standards. In this blog, we look at how the skilled trades industry is using technology to increase safety on […]

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<strong>You can get the most in-demand trade jobs right now without a degree</strong>

You can get the most in-demand trade jobs right now without a degree

As business in the trades industry gets back to normal, the pandemic has highlighted that construction is facing a labour shortage. According to Statistics Canada, there were 915,500 unfilled positions in 2021.  Recently, Curiocity got in touch with us to get our perspective on the most in-demand trades jobs in the industry at the moment. […]

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Young women receive advice from building enclosure specialists in the industry

Young women receive advice from building enclosure specialists in the industry

The construction industry can often be a dangerous and competitive field, so it is vital that women have access to resources tailored to their needs. Companies and associations are taking steps to promote women in their organizations and educate young women about the opportunities available. Women in construction: Learning resources At a virtual event for […]

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Hamilton-area women can learn welding skills for free at the upcoming workshop

Hamilton-area women can learn welding skills for free at the upcoming workshop

Those interested in changing careers or learning a new skill can try welding for free this summer. Starting in June, The Ministry of Labour Training and Skill Development in Ontario will offer welding training at four institutions: Mohawk College, Fanshawe College, Six Nations Polytechnic’s Brantford campus, and Conestoga College. In total, 150 spots are available […]

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Building a more inclusive construction industry for women

Building a more inclusive construction industry for women

Construction is a booming industry in Toronto, but women make up less than a fifth of the workforce.  Stacia Van Zetten, construction entrepreneur and co-founder of Exact Technology — is working to reduce the gender gap in the industry. From a young age, Van Zetten knew she wanted to work on buildings, but a career […]

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<strong>A New Mix of Virtual and Augmented Reality</strong>

A New Mix of Virtual and Augmented Reality

 In the age of online learning, how can company train workers to unload hazardous materials, along with other required training to enter the field of skilled trades? Workers can practice in these environments by using Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR). The concept of Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulation of […]

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