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Our fall edition showcased 10 fine young ground water professionals. Unfortunately finding great employees like those we featured seems harder and harder to do. It’s still the No. 1 challenge and threat to the water well industry.
Edmonton – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology's online publication, Techlifetoday, examines how the skilled trades sector can topple barriers and create respectful and welcoming workplaces for women. | READ MORE
Toronto – Being “human” will ensure resiliency in an era of technological disruption, and skills mobility will become a new competitive advantage, says a new research paper from RBC.
Edmonton – With the retirement of thousands of tradespeople looming through the middle of the next decade, Alberta's oil and gas sector could soon face new shortages for skilled labour, reigniting calls for more people to enlist in the trades to help fill the future gap. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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.
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