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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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More women switching to careers in skilled trades

More women switching to careers in skilled trades

Jill Cicchello says quitting her desk job in her late 30s to become a plumber was one of the best decisions of her life. The Guelph resident worked as an administrator in an office for years before becoming a plumber. “I find that what I love about it is it has really grown my confidence […]

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First Nations women are involved in a major transmission line.

First Nations women are involved in a major transmission line.

Only one of its kind in Canada, the All-Women Line Crew Ground Support program is specifically designed for First Nation women from the transmission company’s owner communities. Graduates were pre-selected for apprenticeships with Valard, the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor on the project. Women from northern Ontario First Nations recently completed the all-female Line Crew […]

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Five construction projects in Waterloo for 2022

Five construction projects in Waterloo for 2022

Waterloo will be the site of several large-scale construction projects in 2022. Among them is the opening of the East Side Branch Library, the renovation and expansion of the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, and significant improvements to Silver Lake and Waterloo Park. Carnegie Library Repurposing A tenant will be announced in the first half of […]

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Skills Ontario introduces new app for exploring trades

Skills Ontario introduces new app for exploring trades

With the new Skills Ontario career exploration app for Apple and Android, Ontario college applicants can explore more than 150 trade and technology specialties. Students of all ages can use the bilingual app to explore the skilled trades and technology pathways available to them. The Skills Ontario app features an aptitude quiz, links to partnered […]

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The Five Tallest Buildings In Canada

The Five Tallest Buildings In Canada

There are many awe-inspiring styles of architecture, but tall buildings remain one of the most impressive examples of architecture.  Records are kept around the world for the tallest buildings. Many of Canada’s tallest buildings can be found in Toronto, while other facilities can find others in Montreal and Calgary. Sky Tower Sky Tower will be […]

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Women in Trades

Women in Trades

What Makes a Skilled Tradesperson A common misconception regarding skilled careers is that they pay poorly, are only for men, and require minimal education. With their diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives, Skills Ontario dispels these myths daily. Skills Ontario has been running its Young Women’s Initiatives program for over twenty years. They have reached thousands […]

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