Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

July 9, 2018

SummitThis fall Women Building Futures will host its inaugural Work Proud Summit in Edmonton, Alberta. This event will assemble leaders, influencers, and change-makers who will share best practices for creating workplaces that meet the challenges of the next generation.

Women Building Futures is a social purpose organization and registered charity based in Edmonton, Alberta. It provides hands-on skills training (e.g., electrical and solar energy basics), job referrals, and job retention support to women interested in a career in the construction and maintenance trades.

The Work Proud Summit 2018 is an opportunity to understand current contexts and challenges, and showcase innovative approaches to hiring, training, workplace safety and mentoring initiatives.

Keynote speakers include:

• Dr. Shawna Pandya, Physician Surgeon and Citizen Scientist
• Roberta Jamieson, President & CEO of Indspire

Session topics include:

• industry panel on the economic impacts of diverse and inclusive workplaces
• tools for change
• pay it forward — mentoring matters
• building futures
• leading with impact

Future success is determined by our ability to create diverse, respectful workplaces where everyone is empowered to succeed, says WBF. Hiring competent, safe and skilled workers is one element for making your business successful – mentoring and retaining employees is an even bigger challenge. This is a business decision that benefits us all.
Find out more: www.workproudsummit.ca


Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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Schneider

A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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