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Nov 01, 2019 Learning About Careers in the Canadian Navy!

This week, our Get In Gear students and Employment Services clients had the opportunity to learn first-hand about careers in the Canadian Navy when they were invited to attend a VIP tour and sail aboard the warship HMCS St.Johns.

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Sep 30, 2019 Congratulations to our MEP 2019 Graduates!

Congratulations 🎓 to all of our Industrial Millwright/Mechanic & Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Youth students on successfully completing their program! We wish you the very best in the next chapter of your careers!

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May 16, 2019 From Student to Teacher - Ryan's Story
“Treat your education like it’s a job; I’ll be showing these students exactly what it is like in the real world, so it will be very hands on!” Read Ryan's story about how he's come full circle from student to instructor for our Get in Gear program!
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May 07, 2019 Get in Gear Graduation
Con-grad-ulations to our Get in Gear students on graduating! These students spent the last 20 weeks in our career and trades exploration program developing life and employability skills, as well as hands-on training in construction, manufacturing and electrical, followed up by a 10 week paid work placement with a local employer.
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Apr 02, 2019 Newcomer Rebuilds His Career in Canada
With over 15 years experience in the construction industry, Gangjian even found hanging a TV in his Canadian house a challenge. Read about Gangjian's experience coming to Canada, and how our Home Renovation for Newcomers program has impacted him. 
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Mar 08, 2019 Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day! A balanced world is a better world, and today we celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness against bias. Our Women in Skilled Trades: Enhanced General Carpentry (WIST) program provides eligible women with the tools and training to launch a career in the Construction Industry. Learn more here. 

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Feb 08, 2019 Sign Up for One of our WIST Information Sessions Today!

The next WIST program starts on April 1, 2019. Information sessions are taking place throughout February and beginning of March, any interested clients are encouraged to register online at https://wist2019.eventbrite.ca.

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Nov 20, 2018 Learn how to become a Millwright/Machinist! - November 28
Join us on Wednesday, November 28 for our 'How Do I Become a Millwright/Machinist?' Information Session! Register today at: https://millwrightmachinist.eventbrite.ca 
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Nov 19, 2018 Learn how to become a Contractor! - November 24
Join us on Saturday, November 24 for our 'How Do I Become a Contractor?' Information Session! Register today at: https://becomingacontractor.eventbrite.ca
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Nov 12, 2018 Joe's Story
Completing our Industrial Millwright Mechanic and Machinist Program, Joe finished top of his class and is currently employed as a General Machinist Apprentice with ABBA Pumps. Click the video below to see Joe's story.
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Nov 05, 2018 Learn how to become an Electrician! - November 21
Join us on Wednesday, November 21 for our 'How Do I Become an Electrician?' Information Session! Register today at: https://becomeanelectrician.eventbrite.ca
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Sep 21, 2018 Congratulations to our WIST 2018 Scholarship Winners!

Five scholarships were awarded to students who are preparing for a career in the Skilled Trades, and exhibit leadership attributes. Throughout their time at The Centre, they demonstrated exemplary effort both academically and technically, and will be using their award specifically towards the purchase of tools or apply it to their tool fee.

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Sep 10, 2018 Instructor Highlights - Why Richard Loves the Skilled Trades!

Richard Santamaria had been working in the Tool & Die industry for years before he started teaching The Centre’s Millwright & Machinist program, with over 23 years of experience under his belt.

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Jul 30, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Frontline Home Inspectors & Building Consultants

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Frontline Home Inspectors & Building Consultants as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 27, 2018 Journeypersons and Apprenticeship Trainers Coaching and Mentoring Workshop - Register Today!

Journeypersons and Apprenticeship Trainers who are looking to provide or currently providing apprenticeship training can register to attend the workshop here.  

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Jul 24, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Rockwool

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Rockwool as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 19, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Brandon Laidman Plumbing Inc.

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Brandon Laidman Plumbing Inc. as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 12, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Billet Marketing

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Billet Marketing as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 06, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Arriba Contracting

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Arriba Contracting as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 04, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - GEM Windows

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of GEM Windows as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 03, 2018 Premiering our Tiny Home at the 7th Annual Oakville Ribfest was a Success!

Rain or shine the 7th Annual Oakville Family Ribfest hosted by Oakville Trafalgar Rotary was a great success, as we excitedly premiered our very first Tiny Home RV!

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Jun 04, 2018 Join us at the Skilled Trades Open House! - June 14

Join us on Thursday, June 14 for our Skilled Trades Open House! Attend this informative event to meet employers, graduates, instructors and job developers in the Skilled Trades industry. Register today at: skilledtradesopenhouse.eventbrite.ca

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May 31, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Henry Blueskin VP100 Housewrap

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Henry Blueskin VP100 Housewrap as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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May 24, 2018 The Centre Launches Our Tiny Home RV Program

The Centre for Skills Development & Training in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT) is proud to announce the launching of our Tiny Home RV program. 

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