Jan. 3, 2018 – In part 2 of her look at apprenticeship programs, Carolyn Camilleri explores where they exist, where they don’t and the value they hold for the ground water industry.
John Larson started in the well drilling industry in 1973, when he was 18 years old. Once he had his apprenticeship ticket and had worked for a while, he started Larson’s Water Well Drilling and Servicing out of Lougheed, Alta.
Ottawa – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum will host a two-day workshop on apprenticeship technical training in Ottawa in October.
What does it mean to be a customer-centric business?
Alberta – After a lengthy downturn, many oilpatch workers have left Alberta to go back to their home provinces, while others have found new opportunities. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
British Columbia – The B.C. government has announced new skills-training opportunities designed to spark careers in trades and technical jobs such as carpentry, piping, welding, carpentry, machining and electrical.
Employees have the ability to attract new customers, develop new products and services, and become your greatest salespeople. Alternatively, they can also drive away customers, negatively impact service and product quality, and totally ruin your business.
Ottawa – Statistics Canada's recently released survey date for registered trades from 2014 says that apprenticeship programs in Canada had more than 451,100 registrations.
Toronto – As the federal, provincial and territorial governments begin planning for the roll-out of an enhanced Canada Pension Plan, the latest ADP Canada Sentiment Survey suggests retirement benefits such as pensions or a group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can be a deciding factor in a job change.
"Just write out some questions and ask them.” That could well be one of the biggest mistakes when it comes to conducting an interview.
It’s a familiar story. When new drillers are needed at J.B. Wilson and Son Well Drilling, a family business in the St. Thomas-Tillsonburg area of southwestern Ontario, management tries several avenues.
Many water well drilling businesses say they have trouble attracting quality, long-term employees, a problem faced by other skilled trades and industries across Canada.
Alice Springs, Australia – Trainee water well driller Lenny Elber talks about the challenges and rewards of working and living in the middle of the Central Australian desert out of a small caravan for days, even weeks, at a time. ABC Rural reports. | READ MORE
With Millennials set to make up half the Canadian labour force by 2020, your business needs to find a way to attract and retain these workers.
Calgary – The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says that 35,000 oilpatch jobs have been cut this year – 25,000 from the oil services sector and 10,000 from exploration and production – and other industries are picking up the slack. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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