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High schools should expose students to skilled trades
Montreal Gazette
Employers in the skilled trades across Canada are reporting that they face difficulties finding people with the skills required for their businesses. Yet, according to our research, only about 19 per cent of those same skilled-trades employers are actually training tomorrow's journey persons. And while the consequences of skills shortages and mismatches are a serious problem for both business and Canada's economic interests, those same businesses as well as politicians are focusing too narrowly in their attempts to find solutions.
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Ministry: B.C. post-secondary accreditation changes delayed, not dead
The Tyee
Despite rumours to the contrary, the Ministry of Advanced Education says a new system for accrediting post-secondary institutions is still in the works. But there's no word on when it will finally be implemented. The ministry released the Quality Assurance Framework Green Paper, proposing one accreditation body replace the current system of four different accreditation organizations dealing with private, public, degree-granting and trades schools.
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Students set sights on college
Sault Star
Heavy student demand for health and skilled trades education helped push fall enrolment up 4.4 per cent at Sault College. The post-secondary institution has 2,492 full-time students. That's an increase of 34 per cent compared to the 1,854 students studying at the college in 2008. Sault College is welcoming more students from outside Algoma District, vice-president Leo Tiberi told the board of governors during a meeting.
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Calgary welcomes World Petroleum Council Youth Forum
Calgary Herald
They may be students or entry-level professionals now, but the more than 1,000 young people taking in sessions at the Telus Convention Centre this week are the CEOs and policy-makers of the future. Representing more than 50 countries around the world, the delegates — most of whom are between the ages of 20 and 35 — are taking part in the World Petroleum Council Youth Forum, an event first held in Beijing in 2004 followed by Paris in 2008 and New Delhi in 2010.
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British Columbia lab hopes to stamp out human error
Vancouver Sun
Forty million lab tests are done in B.C. annually, which means there are countless opportunities for human error, leading to potential harm. In a bid to avert errors in collection, handling and analysis, a small team at the University of British Columbia manufactures simulated specimens to send to labs across Canada so technologists can use them to practise their skills.
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Environmental Programs opens doors to variety of careers
Metro News
In Michael Gauthier's mind, the success behind the environmental programs at Toronto's Centennial College comes down to two factors: "The importance of environmental initiatives to the world, and the high calibre of our graduates," notes the professor of applied biological and environmental science at Centennial's School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science.
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Floating a trial balloon for space tourism
CTV News
The latest space tourism venture depends more on hot air than rocket science. World View Enterprises announced plans to send people up 19 miles in a capsule, lifted by a high-altitude balloon. Company CEO Jane Poynter said the price for spending a couple of hours looking down at the curve of the Earth will be $75,000.
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High schools should expose students to skilled trades
Montreal Gazette
Employers in the skilled trades across Canada are reporting that they face difficulties finding people with the skills required for their businesses. Yet, according to our research, only about 19 per cent of those same skilled-trades employers are actually training tomorrow's journey persons.

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European Space Agency to print spacecraft parts
CTV News
The European Space Agency says it has developed a technology that allows metal parts for spacecraft and nuclear reactors to be "printed" as a single piece. In recent years three-dimensional printing has become commonplace in manufacturing.

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Encouraging agriculture careers
Leader-Post
Large, plastic tubs packed with posters, centrifuges, DNA kits and bags of M&Ms are being sent out to some Saskatchewan high schools this year with the hope they will give students a gentle push toward a career in agriculture.

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Volvo finds lightweight battery tech in trunk
Auto Net
It's not the first place most car designers would look — but Volvo found weight savings in the trunk. Well, not literally in the trunk, like some kind of anti-matter package, but rather in the skin of the trunk itself. You see, Volvo has crafted a new material that functions as both a body panel and a battery. The company has delved deep into nano-tech (the science of engineering materials at an atomic level) and it's come up with a carbon-fibre weave that incorporates 'nano batteries' and capacitors within the layers of carbon-fibre that make up the body panel material.
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Biotechnology offers path to meet global needs
Argi News
A Nebraska farmer touted environmental and production benefits of integrating biotechnology on his farm during a recent international symposium. Steve Wellman of Syracuse, NB, was among the panelists at the Illinois Soybean Association-hosted International Biotechnology Symposium. More than 200 biotechnology regulators, government officials, industry and organization representatives, international trade experts and farmers from 13 counties attended the event.
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