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«Trades» column

Career Profile: Electric Motor System Technician

February 27th, 2020; By Susan Huebert

Electrical machines are part of people’s everyday life, but they can often break down or need to be rebuilt. People who help to keep these machines working properly make life […]


Career Profile: Automotive Glass Technician

February 27th, 2020; By Susan Huebert

If your family often drives on gravel roads, your car or truck likely has a few cracks or chips in the windshield. Even on paved roads, vehicles’ glass can easily […]


Breaking Down Barriers – Overcoming the Stereotypes on Skilled Trades

February 3rd, 2020; By Rochelle C. Pangilinan

A recent article in the Toronto Star by economics columnist Heather Scoffield states that there remains to be a significant difference in how men and women are paid in the […]


Trades Career Profile: Cabinetmaker

February 1st, 2020; By Meghan Brown

We’re used to seeing cabinets in every home and business — in kitchens, bathrooms, and storage spaces.  But you may not realize that not just anyone can put together a […]


Career Profile: Railway Conductor

February 1st, 2020; By Susan Huebert

A hundred years ago, trains were a regular part of everyday life. This type of transportation is not as popular as it once was in Canada, but trains are still […]


Career Profile: Hippotherapist

February 1st, 2020; By Erin Kelly

Horses can be fun to ride, but they are good for much more. Hippotherapists work with horses to help people with physical and mental needs to recover from illnesses and […]


Career Profile: Home Remodeler

December 30th, 2019; By Susan Huebert

Suppose that your house needed a new kitchen or a larger garage. Your parents might call a home remodeler to do that work. If you like working with your hands […]