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Data Predict 13,000 Job Openings in Carpentry in B.C. Over the Next Decade

July 28, 2014

ALEXANDRA POSADZKI The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 28 2014, 10:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Jul. 28 2014, 10:31 AM EDT   Long, unpredictable hours and working through rain, snow and sweltering heat can make carpentry a challenging job. But for Scott Huisman, a Red Seal-certified carpenter with PCL Construction, being able to step back […] Read More »

More than 16,000 transport truck drivers needed in B.C. by 2022

July 21, 2014

ANDREA WOO VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 21 2014, 10:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Jul. 21 2014, 12:04 PM EDT   When Manny Dhillon began working as a container truck driver eight years ago, he felt he had landed a dream job of sorts: Being an owner-operator meant he was his own boss; long […] Read More »

Chefs, Hairstylists Among the Most In-Demand Professions

July 18, 2014

NELSON WIEBE EDMONTON — Edmonton Journal Published Friday, JULY 18, 2014 9:05 AM Last updated Friday, JULY 18, 2014 9:05 AM EDMONTON – Chefs, specialist physicians and hairstylists are among the 31 professions in high demand in the province, according to the Alberta government’s 2014 short-term employment forecast. The report, released Thursday, projects those jobs will be in high demand over […] Read More »

Canadian Mission to Study Training in Germany and the UK a Great Success

March 14, 2014

The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) is pleased to have taken part in the Canadian mission to study skills training in Germany and the UK. This mission, led by Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney, also included provincial government representatives (including Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education Rob Norris), leaders of business and labour […] Read More »

Canada Job Grant About Creating Jobs, Not Political Turf Wars

January 17, 2014

While provinces debate the latest federal offer in the Canada Job Grant saga, employers and thousands of Canadians hoping for skills training sit on the sidelines wondering why “process” has become more important than results. In its 2013 Economic Action Plan, the federal government created the Canada Job Grant. This new initiative would support employers […] Read More »

Let’s Put the Job-Grants Idea to Work

January 17, 2014

While provinces debate the latest federal offer in the Canada Job Grant saga, employers and thousands of Canadians hoping for skills training sit on the sidelines wondering why “process” has become more important than results. In its 2013 Economic Action Plan, the federal government created the Canada Job Grant. This initiative would support employers in […] Read More »

Businesses Watching Next Budget for Any Changes to Jobs Grant

January 9, 2014

A recent article focusing on the Canada Job Grant was published in major media outlets (most Postmedia newspapers, Global, the Globe and Mail, etc.). The article quotes NACC extensively and features one of our members, Willis College. You can find the article on the Globe and Mail website: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/businesses-watching-next-budget-for-any-changes-to-jobs-grant/article16269149/ Read More »

NACC Article in Canadian Industry Online

December 15, 2013

NACC CEO Serge Buy contributed an article to the December issue of Canadian Industry Online entitled “Changing the Face of Vocational Training”, highlighting the importance of forging productive relationships between educators, employers and governments to address skills gaps in Canada. Read the full article online: http://www.canadianindustryonline.com/01_magazines/CIO/CIO_DEC_2013/index.html#/94/ Read More »

Minister Kenny’s Speech at Willis College Event

December 5, 2013

Minister Kenney speaks at an event held at Willis College regarding a partnership between that college and an employer.  The Minister provides a very good description of career colleges.  To watch the video follow this link. Read More »

Federal Internal Report Fuels Job Grant Tensions as Kenney Meets with Provinces

November 8, 2013

BILL CURRY OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 6:00 AM EST Last updated Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 6:00 AM EST An internal federal government report has praised the effectiveness of provincial job training programs, a finding that undercuts Conservative criticism and is sure to add heat to the debate as Ottawa and […] Read More »