MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Skills Ontario took over the Toronto Congress Centre last week, and the results are in.
The annual showcase allows students in 68 trades to compete to be the best in the province in their field and included competitors in truck and coach programs from colleges across Ontario.
LISLE, IL – Four Canadian technicians were finalists in the 11th Annual Navistar Technician Rodeo last week.
The competition challenges technicians from the company’s dealer networks who go head-to-head in a series of stations designed to simulate service areas for air conditioning, brakes, drive train, electrical, and Navistar and Cummins engines.
VANCOUVER, BC – The trucking sector is identified as requiring future labor supply in a new initiative of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table, which examines labor market information for the Asia Pacific Gateway Corridor of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The labor project found 34 occupations requiring a boost in the transportation sector, including positions in air, rail, trucking and logistics. Specifically, the labor project estimates that more than 177,375 transportation jobs will need to be filled within the next 10 years.
Not surprisingly, technicians and drivers top the rankings for job openings in the project’s findings.
GREENSBORO, NC – While a Canadian didn’t take the top honor at the recent 2015 Ryder Top Technician Recognition Program, four Canucks were among the top eight from Ryder’s team of more than 5,000 U.S. and Canada-based technicians.
NGVi has launched the industry’s first e-learning course for natural gas truck technicians
WOODSTOCK, ON – Carrier Centers in Woodstock, Ont. holds a “career day” for 50 high school students who have an interest in skilled trades.
GREENSBORO, NC – The team from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnipeg won the recent Volvo International Service Technical Association (VISTA) competition
OTTAWA — A voluntary agreement recently struck between automakers and the National Automotive Trades Association — which allows auto shops to gain access to repair information, tools and training — is being both hailed and slammed by those in the vehicle aftermarket industry.
WATERLOO, ON- Vania Agostinho knew she was interested in the automotive sector, but resisted applying for a technician-type program because people told her it would be “too difficult to learn and work in a male-dominated industry.” Good thing she didn’t let that stop her.