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Show entries from: April 2012 returned 127 result(s).

Aboriginal ministers want to develop a national education strategy

Published: 4/18/2012 11:14:00 AM - Author: none
'Canada’s provincial aboriginal affairs ministers say they can’t move forward on sweeping educational reforms needed to fix the woeful state of First Nations education without Ottawa’s support.

And they also said it’s hard to work with Ottawa if they don’t come to the meetings.

Fresh after the Crown-First Nations gathering in Ottawa and a sweeping report by a national panel on how to reform aboriginal education, provincial and territorial ministers met in Toronto Wednesday for their annual working group summit...'

Classroom assistants respond to education industry demands

Published: 4/18/2012 11:06:00 AM - Author: none
'...Trustees decided late Wednesday that 430 of 493.5 education assistant jobs should be cut in order to generate about $22-million in savings for next school year. The board will also be hiring 406 early childhood educators who are required to staff full-day kindergarten classrooms.

Many trustees said they only supported the cuts because of a unique retraining program developed in partnership between the TDSB, Ontario’s Ministry of Education, Humber College and the union that represents education assistants...'

Feds create new immigration program to get skilled tradespeople to Canada

Published: 4/15/2012 8:09:00 PM - Author: none
'Ottawa has announced a new immigration program that it says will make it easier for Canadian business to hire the workers most urgently needed - skilled tradespeople.

The new stream for workers in fields such as construction and manufacturing should be set up later this year, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday in Calgary, the financial heart of Canada's oil and gas industry and a city all too familiar with skilled labour shortages...'

On the Internet Where you Learn is as important as the What you Learn

Published: 4/15/2012 8:03:00 PM - Author: none
'In today’s post I would to draw some conclusions about language learning based on two studies that reached me recently.

The first study is a so-called Language Barometer language learning community busuu.com conducted amongst more than 45.000 of its users and held in March of this year. Participants could choose multiple answers and came from 230 countries...'

New Partnership Fostering Innovation and Creating Jobs

Published: 4/15/2012 7:58:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario and IBM Canada are partnering with several leading Ontario universities to create a world-class virtual Research and Development Centre in Ontario.

The project will create 145 new, highly skilled R&D jobs and help secure thousands of existing jobs at IBM in Ontario while supporting cutting-edge innovation...'

Certificate of Recognition program can be core prevention tool

Published: 4/15/2012 7:53:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario is one of the last provinces to join the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program, which provides the opportunity to learn from other jurisdictions’ mistakes, says an IHSA leader.

The COR program is well established in every other jurisdiction except Quebec, which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for reciprocity...'

Skilled trades student Olympics in Ontario

Published: 4/15/2012 7:49:00 PM - Author: none
'Students from across the province will have the chance to show off their skills in fields such as carpentry, welding, brick masonry and electrical wiring at the upcoming 23rd annual Olympic-style skilled trades competition...'

A hands-on construction experience for students at Future Building expo

Published: 4/15/2012 7:44:00 PM - Author: none
'Carolyn Butterworth heard that the construction industry is going to need 160,000 new workers. So, the Grade 8 teacher at Whitchurch Highlands Public School, north of Toronto, took her students to Future Building, a job fair organized by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS).

“Many of the students are interested in the trades,” she said...'

Careers: Why being Mr. Nice Guy doesn't pay

Published: 4/15/2012 7:40:00 PM - Author: none
'One of the biggest clichés in the business world is “nice guys finish last.” It’s a slightly grating phrase-with a particularly pitiable tenor-but there is some truth to it: while nice guys don’t exactly end up at the bottom of the corporate heap, they’re definitely not on top. A recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that “agreeable” men-those with a combination of traits such as trustworthiness, altruism, modesty and compliance-make significantly less money on average than their more self-interested peers. (The same was not true of women, however.) “Niceness,” writes Timothy Judge, lead author of the study, “does not appear to pay.”...'

Canadian retailers lag U.S. counterparts with in-store use of mobile devices

Published: 4/15/2012 7:35:00 PM - Author: none
'Canadian retailers are about two years behind their U.S. counterparts when it comes to staff using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in stores, suggests a study released Thursday.

Consumers are moving faster than Canadian retailers in using such devices to find product information and do comparison shopping, said the study by International Data Corporation Canada and the Retail Council of Canada...'
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