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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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The Future Face of Manufacturing – Video Insights

Our partners over at the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin have put together some great videos to highlight local manufacturing opportunities to youth and spread the word that manufacturing is alive and well and ripe with job potential. The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin actively monitors the local labour force including [...]

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Solar Manufacturer from India is Seeking Canadian Distributor

India-based manufacturer of state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, mono crystalline and multi crystalline types, supplying sustainable solar electric power to both on and off-grid residential, commercial as well as industrial establishments, is looking for a Canadian distributor for their product. If you are interested in connecting with this company or finding out more information about them, [...]

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Toronto Star Article: David Suzuki comments on Conservative plans to scrap wind/solar programs

David Suzuki isn’t often seen getting involved with partisan political discussion, but this time he had to offer a warning on Tory plans to scrap wind and solar initiatives in this Toronto Star Article. Check out what else he has to say on the topic of energy conservation and political policy concerning it, as he [...]

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The Pulse of Manufacturing in Cambridge

No one knows what the future holds, but for the manufacturing sector in the Cambridge area, it looks promising.  Yesterday, The Record reported on results from a survey conducted by the city of Cambridge trying to get a pulse on the local manufacturing sector.  Of the businesses that participated in the survey, the consensus was [...]

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EMC: Taylor and Grant in Waterloo is closing and has some great employees available for you!

Taylor & Grant in Waterloo was recently bought out by Nassau Inn in New York State.  As a result they are closing their manufacturing facility in Waterloo, ON.  There are many great workers there and I thought this forum would be a good opportunity to mention the skill set and knowledge of these workers in [...]

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EMC: Great Networking and Sharing event at AirBoss

Over 40 people attended 2 great events at AirBoss in Kitchener!  AirBoss Rubber Compounding in Kitchener operates 4 mixers, de-centralized into business units – operating 24/7 and employing continental shifts During our Continuous Improvement SIG we discussed the challenge of mixer # 6 which operates with the most variety of recipes, i.e. low volume high [...]

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Exploring Careers in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Networking Event Young people are unaware of the career opportunities in the manufacturing sector in Southern Ontario and especially in our Region. Conestoga College is hosting a Manufacturing Networking Event on Wednesday June 1, 2011 from 4.30-6.30pm. Business and industry experts are encouraged to attend to promote the viability of our Manufacturing sector, which [...]

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Press Release: Irwin Establishes Annual Engineering Award

Some more exciting news from the area: Electronic Hardware distributor Irwin Industrial is teaming up with Conestoga College’s Mechanical Systems Engineering (MSE) program to provide the an annual award recognizing outstanding students. “RICHMOND HILL, ON – March 28, 2011 – Electronic Hardware distributor Irwin Industrial recently entered into an agreement with Conestoga College to provide [...]

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