Friday, June 22, 2012

Bombardier CEO says Ontario needs to innovate to reverse manufacturing slump


From the Canadian Free Press

TORONTO - The CEO of transportation giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) believes that with some innovation, Ontario can turn around a slump in its manufacturing sector, adding that his company has enough work orders to maintain staffing levels at its plants in the province.

Pierre Beaudoin said Tuesday that Ontario's manufacturing base has been seriously eroded by a strong Canadian dollar, uneven demand south of the border and the low cost of labour in emerging markets.

The outlook is bleak, Beaudoin said, but added he has seen prospects charge dramatically through first-hand experience at Bombardier, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the province.

Bombardier first invested in the province through the purchase of de Havilland and the Urban Transportation Development Corp. in 1992 during another crisis in the manufacturing sector. Read on...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Outdoor and Indoor workers be careful...Heat can be life-threatening


From Infrastructure Health & Safety Association:

Heat stress can occur wherever work operations involve heavy physical labour in hot, humid environments. The locations may be indoors or outdoors. Protective clothing can also contribute to the problem.

Heat stress causes the body's core temperature to rise. A series of disorders can develop, ranging from discomfort and pain (heat rash and heat cramps) to life-threatening conditions (heat exhaustion and heat stroke). read on

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Great start for apprenticesearch.com team

Riding a high from last years big championship winning season we rolled in the opening event ready to race. Starting our heat race in last place, we drove up to second place in top laps. The car was fast and handling very well. The feature was a very fast 30 lap race. We had only 1 small caution for a car that had spun out and brushed the wall. We started in 8th position and drove up to 1st place in 12 laps. From there we were setting some very fast, smooth laps. We had a large bunch of fans join us on the track for pictures and a celebration. We also welcomed a new team member, Tex Nardi. Tex is a truck technician and has a great eye for some ares we could improve the car. Looks like the apprenticesearch team will have another great season.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mohawk grad wins tech competitions


Joseph Cinq-Mars has had a busy spring.

The 21-year-old won gold at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition and the Canadian Nationals Skill Competition for Millwright in May. He has also been hired on at ESSO Imperial Oil in the Northwest Territories.

Cinq-Mars, who grew up in Cayuga, said it was his shop teachers at Cayuga Secondary School who told him to consider college instead of university engineering.

“I would be sitting in math class thinking about shop. I just found that trades were my passion.”

That passion runs in the family. His father Phil Cinq-Mars owns Cinq-Mar Electric and Remi Gitnac, and a grandfather owns an auto service business.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Some jobs openings in Western Ontario



Transmission Technician Job # 11720 in Kitchener # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Sheet Metal Worker Job # 11711 in Stoney Creek # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 1

CNC Programmer Job # 11705 in Kitchener # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Tool Builder/Integrator Job # 11699 in Ancaster # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 0

Tool & Die Maker Job # 11697 in Cambridge # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Tool & Cutter Grinder Job # 11698 in Cambridge # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Auto Body Repairer Job # 11695 in Hamilton # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 1

CNC Programmer Job # 11693 in Kitchener # of Vacancies 3
# of years of apprenticeship 0

General Machinist Job # 11694 in Cambridge # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 1

Auto Service Technician Job # 11675 in Cambridge # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Auto Service Technician Job # 11652 in Kitchener # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 3

General Machinist Job # 11642 in Flamborough # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Auto Service Technician Job # 11583 in Cambridge # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Truck & Coach Technician Job # 11579 in Listowel # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 3

Welder Job # 11503 in Kitchener # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

CNC Programmer Job # 11501 in Kitchener # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 2

Tool/Tooling Maker Job # 11497 in Cambridge # of Vacancies 1
# of years of apprenticeship 1

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Your Rights @ Work


There are over 1.5 million young people aged 15 to 24 working across Ontario. If you're one of them, read this now.


If You Lose Your Job

After working for an employer continuously for three months, most employees must receive advance notice in writing and/or termination pay when their employer ends their employment. The amount of notice depends on how long they have worked for the employer.
Termination of Employment

Standards at Work

A law called the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) sets minimum standards for things like pay, hours and time off. Most workplaces in Ontario must follow this law and your rights are the same whether you work full-time or part-time.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Skills Ontario June 2012 E- Newsletter

Check out the June 2012 Skills Ontario newsletter Click Here