Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

May 30, 2019

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The federal government has announced it will provide funding of $2,487,055 to Women Building Futures Society in Alberta for its Expanded Delivery of WBF's Journeywoman Start Blended Learning Program, which will support 900 women apprentices. This project is funded through the new Women in Construction Fund, which supports projects building on existing models that have proven to be effective in attracting women to the construction trades. These include mentoring, coaching and tailored supports that help women to progress through their training and find jobs. 

The project will expand the organization's successful learning program to women in rural and remote communities around Alberta in order to prepare women to succeed in trades training and careers, and to address barriers to progression and completion of apprenticeships.

"Women Building Futures is honoured to have received this funding to support the expansion of our training. For over 20 years, we've delivered exceptional training in Edmonton and we look forward to expanding our training to women in other communities in Alberta," said Kathy Kimpton, President & CEO of Women Building Futures.

Approximately 2,000 women are expected to benefit from the Women in Construction Fund which is receiving funding of $10 million over three years, starting in 2018-2019. 

Employers, provinces and territories, learning institutions, unions, community organizations and individuals all have key roles to play in Canada's continued success in building a skilled, mobile and certified workforce that supports Canada's labour market.

"The skilled trades represent high-quality, well-paid middle class jobs that are critical to Canada's economic growth. By funding this project, we are building a more diverse construction workforce, providing women with the necessary support to launch well-paying careers in in-demand construction trades," said Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

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 Cablofil® Wire Mesh Cable Tray - The Conduit Alternative 

Legrand CablofilAs the safest, easiest-to-install alternative to labor-intensive conduit, wire mesh cable management tray has been the most widely adopted wiring support method for 40 years. Electrical contractors continue to rely on tried-and-tested, code-compliant cable tray for all of their installations, including those in some of the world’s harshest environments.

5 ways Cablofil beats conduit: 1. Fewer parts 2. All you need is a bolt cutter 3. Adopts to any installation 4. One person can usually install a whole system 5. Sweeps and bends can be formed on site. 

 

 

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Green PlugndriveThe Government of Quebec, Ingka Group (IKEA), City of Madison and several other industry and organization innovators have pledged to join CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero (Drive to Zero) program. 

“By joining the Drive to Zero pledge, Québec is committing to share its transportation electrification knowledge and expertise and coordinate its efforts with those of all partners to make zero-emission technology commercially viable by 2025 in the heavy vehicle sector...

 

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Signify“Another year of record heat waves, fires in the Amazon and Siberia, and the ice caps at their smallest for centuries. The time for debate is over – now it’s time to take urgent action,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify, who spoke during the opening ceremony of Climate Week New York City.

According to Rondolat, governments worldwide need to help realize a carbon neutral world by 2050 at the latest with companies committing to a more aggressive target of 2030. When it comes to what he described as the “low-hanging fruit of energy saving actions,” Rondolat calls for the following commitments:

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