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SME’s Getting Ahead through Small Business Grants & Funding Support for Hiring in 2013

Since the advent of the information age, there has been an increasingly greater emphasis on the role that human capital plays in the strategic growth planning of small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) in Canada.   As a result Canadian SME’s have looked to leverage Canadian small business grants and loans programs to develop a crucial competitive [...]

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What does sustainability mean to you in 2013?

The term sustainability seems to have grown a lot of legs in the last three or four years. It used to be environment this and climate change that, now it all seems to fall under the same umbrella of the term ‘sustainability’. This is not a bad thing (In fact, I think it is a [...]

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Tuition-Free Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs – General Machinist and Commercial Vehicle & Eqpmt Tech

Tuition-Free Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs – General Machinist and Commercial Vehicle & Equipment Technician! Conestoga College is accepting applications for two new Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs which will give participants insight and experience with regard to a skilled trades career and a head start on achieving apprenticeship certification. These tuition-free programs are funded by the Government of [...]

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Local News: Big boost for college curriculum.

A $3.7-million investment from Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s largest engineering companies, will help Conestoga College augment its existing curriculum. Mike McClements, Conestoga College’s executive dean of engineering and Information technology and trades and apprenticeship, took industry leaders on a tour of classrooms and facilities at the Cambridge campus following a multi-million dollar funding [...]

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EMC: Great day of networking and best practice sharing at Spartech Color

Over 50 people across 3 events had the privilege of touring and sharing best practices at Spartech Color in Stratford.  They are working on their Continuous Improvement (CI) journey and used the CI group to help them create their CI strategic plan?  During this event we looked at considerations including support from various areas of [...]

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Tapping into an underutilized talent pool

Businesses in the region survive and thrive by finding skilled and eager employees who want to contribute to the success of the business. Many employers are experiencing increased difficulty in finding candidates who are skilled and job ready. One potential solution is to look differently at the challenge of matching job requirements and abilities and [...]

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Announcing a competition for Grade 12 students – win $$ towards your post secondary training

Do you need money or know somebody who needs money for post secondary education?  Can you write an essay describing “What is the dumbest thing I have ever done with my money and what did I learn from it?”  Don’t miss this competition! In celebration of Credit Education Week, November 14 – 18th 2011, Mosaic [...]

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Opportunity: Teknomotive Fair in Brescia, Italy

A great opportunity from the Italian Chamber of Commerce together with Alfin-Edimet for first level suppliers to the transport industry for updating and technology transfer. Apply now, and six companies will be chosen to participate in the Teknomotive fair and receive free travel and accommodation to Brescia Italy for the event from October 20-22, 2011. [...]

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Is it your duty to accommodate?

Have you heard the term “Duty to Accommodate”? If you haven’t, it simply means an employer must implement whatever measures are necessary to allow its employees to work to the best of their ability. In an earlier blog this year, I highlighted that Cowan Insurance Group was hosting a Benefits seminar on this very topic.  The guest [...]

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Create some of the “back to school” excitement in the workplace

Workplaces seldom offer the same “new beginnings” each September, as what youth experience when they return to school. There’s an excitement in that change. But, even if we do not “return to the classroom,” we can recreate a bit of that fresh start for ourselves in the workplace. Here are 5 ideas to do that. [...]

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