Friday, May 27, 2011

You're Invited to a special presentation by Rod Cameron, Chair of the Appointments Council, Ontario College of Trades

HAAC - Halton Apprenticeship Advisory Council Invites you to a special presentation by Rod Cameron, Chair of the Appointments Council, Ontario College of Trades

Contact Ali Fraser, HIEC
P: 905.634.2575 ext. 28

Employers with Jobs in the Southwestern Ontario Region looking for Apprentices

1. 5693 – Automotive Body Repairer-3rd year apprentice- London
2. 5969 – Mould Maker Apprentice-1st or 2nd year apprentice – Essex County
3. 5680 – General Machinist – 3rd or 4th year apprentice – London
4. 5089 – Tool and Die Maker apprentice – Wallaceburg (Lambton County)
5. 9958 – Agricultural Equipment Technician – Innerkip (Oxford County)
6. 5167 – General Machinist – 0 year – London
7. 5348 – Truck and Coach Technician – 2 – 4th year apprentice - Sarnia
8. 5581- Tool and Die Maker – 3rd year apprentice – Oldcastle (Essex County)
9. 10042 – General Machinist – 1st – 4th year apprentice – Windsor

Remember we are a FREE, valuable skilled trade resource and job matching service. As always you must register and apply at apprenticesearch to connect with these employers, and other Skilled Trade Apprenticeship Opportunities across Ontario.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Coming Thursday, June 23, 2011 HIEC’s Spring Breakfast with the Mayors Join ‘The Conversation’ with special guest speaker Max Valiquette

HALTON, ON – Business communications are no longer one-sided – they’re now a two-way dialogue between organizations and consumers. Come learn about The Conversation with the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) at this year's Spring Breakfast with the Mayors as we celebrate 21 years of business, education and community partnerships and explore the ever-changing role of marketing and communications with keynote speaker Max Valiquette. Hosted by Mayor Rob Burton of Oakville and Mayor Rick Goldring of Burlington, this year’s breakfast event is set for Thursday, June 23, 2011 at OE Banquet & Conference Centre in Oakville, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tickets, which include breakfast, are available for $40 per person or $300 per table of eight. click here for more details

Friday, May 6, 2011

Maaco at Brock Ford have a couple of great apprentices thanks to

Maaco at Brock Ford, located at 4500 Drummond Road in Niagara Falls has the distinction of becoming the first shop in Canada to convert to Maaco. The Collision Repair and Auto Painting facility presents a complete Maaco menu of retail and fleet services.

Maaco at Brock Ford currently employs 2 apprentices, Brendon Hall (auto body) and Cole Paquet (prepper/painter) in the trade of Auto body and Collision Damage Technician. Being a compulsory trade each apprentice is required to complete a total 7200 hours training. 85% of this is on the job with the remaining being offered through an approved training delivery agent. Upon completion of these requirements each apprentice will be required to receiving a passing mark of 70% on their final exam earning them their Certificate of Qualification.

Brock Ford apprentices Brendon and Cole have been busy working on removing parts from vehicles, repairing small dents, welding, sandblasting, prepping, masking, priming and painting. “As the complexity of this trade increases, we require apprentices with high skill levels and a passion for the industry. We have used the services of to recruit quality individuals with skills and education pertaining to the trade. We have found these services to be very good”, offers Bertha Bertrand, Body Shop Manager.” She is looking to hire an additional apprentice in the auto body department and is looking for someone with 3 years’ experience.

Bertha has been in the collision industry for 22 years, and a Manager for 15 of those years. She received an award in 2003 for the Most Influential Women in the Collision Industry for North America and is a great supporter of apprenticeship. “I enjoy giving young people an opportunity to get into a trade they will enjoy”.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Halton Apprenticeship Advisory Council invites you to help us celebrate skilled trades excellence in Halton Honour Roll Awards 2010

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2011

WHERE: Burlington Convention Centre 1120 Burloak Drive

COST: $40/person or $300/table of eight

TIME: Registration and Networking 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Honour Roll Awards 2010 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker - Tom Rand: Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit
Tom Rand is a leading Environmental Sustainability Expert & Venture Capitalist. He is the Cleantech Practice, Lead Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District, helping the next generation of Canadian Cleantech companies grow to global leadership. Additionally, Rand is the co-developer of The Planet Traveler, a project that has been called the “greenest hotel in North America,” in Toronto, and he is the author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World.

Join us on Thursday, May 19, 2011 as Tom discusses trends that may affect the skilled trades in the up and coming “green” industries.