«Trades» column

Killing the Stigma of the Trades

December 1st, 2021; By Maria Cruz

There is an unfortunate stigma surrounding the trades and it’s been present for several years now. Branded as a career path meant for those who failed to do well in […]

Not Your “Typical” Welder: Women In The Trades

December 1st, 2021; By Chelsea Mizzi

Let’s be honest – how many of us girls grew up dreaming of being a mechanic or a welder? The answer is probably not many, and if you did you […]

Career Profile: Cement (Concrete) Finisher

November 1st, 2021; By Susan Huebert

Every job has its own purpose, even if it seems minor. Cement (concrete) finishers might not seem to have as important a job as many others in construction, but work […]

Career Profile: Architectural Glass and Metal Technician

November 1st, 2021; By Susan Huebert

Almost every building has metal and glass in it, whether in small sections or covering entire walls. Architectural glass and metal technicians are the people who install these features. For […]

You Can Help Fight Climate Change with Green Jobs in the Trades

November 1st, 2021; By Meghan Brown

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing people in Canada and around the world.  Sustainability and renewable resources are key to overcoming this challenge.  The world is changing. […]

Co-op Programs for the Trades in Ontario

November 1st, 2021; By Susan Huebert

Getting a job can be difficult, especially for people with little or no experience. When job seekers apply for work in the trades, it can help to show some skill […]

Career Profile: General Machinist

November 1st, 2021; By Susan Huebert

In your home and school, and in almost every building you enter, you can find metal. It might be on doorknobs or window frames, and even on furniture, railings, and […]