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Connecting talented Vancouver students with skilled careers
Vancouver Sun
ASTTBC signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Vancouver Board of Education and BCIT to deliver technology training in K-12 leading to enhanced awareness of tech careers and special enrolment consideration at BCIT. As well, ASTTBC will issue a Certificate to high school graduates who complete the K-12 technology program.
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Nanocomposite Membrane to treat Acid Mine Water
Mining.com
The University of the Witwatersrand has developed a membrane based on nanotechnology that can filter acid mine water. The Wits School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering partnered with a NASA professor for the research on this technology.
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Volunteer at a skilled trade and technology competition
The Record
Interested in making a difference for tomorrow's workforce? Volunteer with the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo, ON, the largest Canadian skilled trade and technology competition, from May 1 to 10.
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Private space cargo ship returns from space station
CBC News
The SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth with a full science load from the International Space Station. The privately owned cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific, off the coast of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, five hours after leaving the orbiting lab. The California-based SpaceX confirmed the Dragon's safe arrival via Twitter.
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Yahoo buys teen developer's bestselling app
CBC News
One of Britain's youngest internet entrepreneurs has hit the jackpot after selling his top-selling mobile application Summly to search giant Yahoo. Seventeen-year-old Nick d'Aloisio, who dreamed up the idea for the content-shortening program when he was studying for his exams, said he was surprised by the deal.
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Connecting talented Vancouver students with skilled careers
Vancouver Sun
ASTTBC signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Vancouver Board of Education and BCIT to deliver technology training in K-12 leading to enhanced awareness of tech careers and special enrolment consideration at BCIT.

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Flaherty to make skills training a budget focus
The Globe and Mail
The recent federal budget will take a new look at how provinces handle the $2.5-billion-a-year Ottawa spends for job skills training programs, following on the Harper government's rising concern that they are not delivering Canadians the skills they need.

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Companies get colleges to do their training
Macleans on Campus
Amy Gordon was in the middle of completing her second university degree when she decided to go to college instead. Gordon already had a degree in biology from the University of Alberta, and was studying chemical engineering at the University of Calgary.

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Star Trek gadget may become real
Leader-Post
Mike Lazaridis, inventor of the BlackBerry smartphone, is starting a $100 million quantum technology fund that's aiming to turn devices like the medical tricorder from Star Trek into reality. The fund, called Quantum Valley Investments, is being financed exclusively by Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, an old friend and co-founder of Research In Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry.
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HP creates 3-D for mobile devices
CTV News
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices with a viewing angle so wide that viewers can see an object more fully just by tilting the screen. Glasses-free 3-D is not unique. Nintendo 3DS handheld allows video game play in 3-D without glasses, but it requires players to look straight into the screen with their noses centered.
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Symposium looks at women working in trades, technology fields
Daily Business Buzz
After a lot of perseverance, she managed to finally land a job in her chosen industry and hasn't looked back. Although it may seem hard to believe that such a prejudice still exists, Moss can take comfort in knowing that others who follow a similar career may not have as difficult a time getting work because she has proven that yes, women can do drywall and they do it very well. Her recipe for success is a simple one.
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Germany pitching Berlin as hub for internet start-ups
CBC News
Nearly two dozen people are sipping coffee in a Berlin office at a weekend workshop held by Coffee Circle, a German company that sources, roasts and sells coffee online. This kaffeeklatsch is not a business meeting, but a seminar organized by Gidsy.com, a Berlin start-up that hopes to change the way people experience the cities they live in and travel to.
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From tuna to tech, Hexagon breaks Swedish mould
Reuters
In the shadow of well-known brands like Volvo and Ericsson, an acquisition-packed decade has made technology firm Hexagon one of Sweden's most valuable companies and a rare newcomer among its top blue chips. The company, market leader in precision measurement technology used in fields from microchip making to surveying dam construction, is now worth more than Swedish world number two white goods maker Electrolux after taking its business so far from its roots as to be unrecognizable.
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