Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

June 4, 2017

Skills OntarioThe Skills Ontario, and Canada programs are designed to shed light on the prosperous career paths that can be pursued in the trades. For the past few years the ECAO-IBEW has sponsored the electrical competitions for secondary and post-secondary levels.

Bill Daniels, IBEW International VP for the First District, presented the medals for all the construction trades. “It’s such a wonderful experience. You can feel the energy, the pride, and even the shock of making it to the podium.”

“The talent these future electricians displayed during the Skills Ontario competition is truly remarkable,” said Jeff Koller, ECAO’s Executive Director. “Their attention to detail, safety awareness, and precision with which they work is to be commended. On behalf of all of our members at ECAO I congratulate the medal winners and all of the competitors for their extraordinary work.”

“As a first-time attendee at Skills Ontario I was extremely impressed with the talent and skill sets of all the participants. Helping out with the electrical competition made me appreciate even more the hard work and dedication these students put into their trade,” said Kevin Vallier, Manager of Communications with ECAO.

The next stop for our winners is the Skills Canada national competition in Winnipeg from May 31 to June 3. Perhaps they will even represent Canada and the IBEW at the World Skills competition in Abu Dhabi in October.

http://ibewcco.org/



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 This year’s winning entries were chosen by an independent voting panel of integrators along with the editors of CE Pro.

 

 

 

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Connected Drum Internet of Things Nexans Canada has launched a service providing cable reel tracking via connected devices. The “Connected Drum” Internet of Things (IoT) service allows customers to benefit from real-time location, theft and loss detection and management of residual cable lengths on reels. 

By tracking and monitoring a fleet of cable reels that are off-site or at subcontractor locations, significant savings can be realized. The service includes an online and mobile software platform for efficient and convenient management. This innovation provides customers with the real-time location of each reel as well as an alert system for monitoring on-site events including deliveries and pick-ups.

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ManitobaThe Manitoba government has expanded its Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program as part of its continued commitment to safely restarting the provincial economy.

“The Back to Work wage subsidy is benefiting hundreds of Manitoba businesses that are bringing back employees who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, and hiring more staff to boost their operations and provide valued services to Manitobans,” said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. “Manitoba has designed some of Canada’s strongest support programs to help relieve small businesses of unexpected financial burdens...

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