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The Next Generation of Skilled Workers

The number of new registration and re-registration apprentices in 2012 climbed to 104, 280, up 6.8% from 2011. Better yet, the number of apprentices who have completed their training is also on the rise compared to 2011. Among all these apprentices is the construction electrician who has experienced the most significant growth. That's good, because as the saying goes, when the training goes, everything goes.
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Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek



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New Registrants for Construction Electricians Increase, reports StatsCan

Apprenticeship training programs have seen a respectable increase in new registrations and reinstatements in 2012, according to StatsCan.From 2011 to 2012, there was a 6.8% increase, marking the highest number of new registrations and reinstatements since the beginning of the recession. While new registrations in Red Seal trades were up 6.8%, they are still below 2008 numbers, StatsCan said. Meanwhile, new registrations in non-Red Seal trades were up 11.5% from 2011. Read More

Peers and Profiles

MLC Associés: Environmental Sustainability and Integrated Solutions

If you've walked along the North Shore in Montreal, chances are you've seen MLC's work.

MLC Associés was a winner in 2012 Dunamis in the category IT development sustainable / eco-citizenship for participation in the design of a pool of bioretention stormwater. With 40 years in business, it is quite possible that you regularly pass MLC Associés achievements. If you walk in the Montreal area, specifically the North Shore, you'll see their many projects including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and building structure. Read More


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