October 23, the Government of Ontario announced the appointment of Tony Dean, former Secretary of Cabinet and Head of Ontario Public Service, to lead an independent review of the Ontario College of Trades and other key areas of Ontario's skilled trades system. Included under the purview of the review will be issues related to the scope of practice performed by a tradesperson, as well as the process for the classification of compulsory versus voluntary trades. Findings will be presented to ...CONTINUE READING
October 20th the Canadian Chamber issued a report entitled Doing More Business with China: Why Canada Needs a Renminbi Hub. Over the past decade, China has become Canada’s second largest and fastest growing trading partner, with exports quadrupling from $5 billion to $20 billion and imports nearly tripling from $18.6 billion to $52 billion. In fact, in 2013, China surpassed the United States to become the world’s biggest trading nation, with imports and exports totaling $4 trillion. China’s currency, the renminbi, ...CONTINUE READING
LOYALIST COLLEGE COLLABORATES WITH LOCAL FOOD MANUFACTURERS TO DELIVER “ELEVATE” ADULT RETRAINING PROGRAM Belleville, Ontario, October 15, 2014 – Loyalist is pleased to announce the College will work with two local manufacturers to facilitate delivery of an adult retraining program that combines literacy and essential skills with job-specific training for the food processing industry. Vantage Foods of Belleville and Canadian Blast Freezers of Quinte West will participate in the placement component of the Elevate Training Program, overseeing new trainees ...CONTINUE READING
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