List of 2013 Exhibitors
Academy of Hair Passion Inc. Registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, Academy of Hair Passion offers one of the most advanced and modernly equipped hairstyling and makeup training facilities in Mississauga. Students obtain in-depth instructional and practical training from top industry professionals, while learning the latest in contemporary salon techniques and product applications. Academy of Hair Passion’s graduates are recognized as highly qualified, knowledgeable individuals that possess the top-level skills that employers and clients demand. Successful careers begin at Academy of Hair Passion. We are the premier Hairstyling and Makeup School in Mississauga.
ACCES Employment. ACCES Employment is a leader in connecting employers with qualified employees from diverse backgrounds. More than 16,000 job seekers are served annually at five locations across the Greater Toronto Area. As a not-for-profit corporation, ACCES receives funding from all levels of government, corporate sponsors, various supporters and the United Way Toronto.
Vision: fully inclusive labour force that reflects the diversity, skills and experience of Canada’s population.
Mission: ACCES Employment assists job seekers from diverse backgrounds who are facing barriers to employment, to integrate into the Canadian job market. We achieve this by providing employment services, linking employers to skilled people and building strong networks in collaboration with community partners.
Apprenticesearch. apprenticesearch.com functions as a workforce development tool, funded by Employment Ontario and administered by the Halton Industry and Education Council (HIEC). Our bilingual website is designed to raise awareness and promote the skilled trades as a viable career path and address and change negative perceptions. Through the job matching database connections are made between potential apprentices, employers and community partners within the four skilled trade sectors. apprenticesearch.com is a FREE service covering all of Ontario.
College Boreal. Collège Boréal is a francophone College of Applied Arts and Technology based and with its principal campus in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Cambrian College is in Sudbury, Ontario, has been a leading postsecondary institution in Northern Ontario since its first classes were held in 1967. The College has a vibrant community of more than 14,000 learners – over 4,500 students in 70 full-time programs, plus over 7,500 students in almost 900 part-time courses/programs. It offers programming at three campuses and serves a student population that is reflective of the rich diversity of today’s global workplaces.
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is a non-profit organization that connects Canada’s apprenticeship community. Participants work collaboratively to support vibrant and innovative apprenticeship systems and policies with a view to developing a highly-skilled, inclusive and mobile skilled trades workforce. Employers, unions, equity-seeking groups, educational institutions and the jurisdictions support CAF-FCA operations through membership. As a national voice for the apprenticeship community, CAF-FCA influences pan-Canadian apprenticeship strategies through research, discussion and collaboration. Its research agenda is based on the premise that stakeholders require accurate, unbiased insights into apprenticeship challenges in order to address them. CAF-FCA is a national forum for apprenticeship dialogue, connecting stakeholders to share promising practices, identify barriers and collaborate on solutions. The organization also promotes apprenticeship as a valued post-secondary pathway to youth, parents and employers, leading to rewarding careers in high-demand professions. Since 2000, CAF-FCA has fundamentally changed the conversation about apprenticeship in Canada. It has provided research insights, facilitated dialogue, profiled promising initiatives and promoted apprenticeship. By creating opportunities to share successes and address common issues, CAF-FCA has contributed to effective local, regional and national solutions.
Canadian Association of Women in Construction. Our mission is to facilitate the success of women in the Canadian construction industry by uniting our voices, knowledge and resources through the passion of our members and the women we inspire.
The CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau). was formed in 1947 to administer the then, new W47.1 welding standard for structural steel. The CWB has today expanded its scope well beyond the original structural steel roots and is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as a Certification Body for the administration of CSA Standards. The CWB qualifies welders, welding procedures as well as providing comprehensive training courses and products through the CWB Learning Centre.
Canadian Welding Skills. Canadian Welding Skills is a Private Career College providing welder training and testing. Located near Peterborough we serve clients locally as well as from other regions and provinces. Onsite accomodations are available for out of town trainees. Small class sizes of 15 to 20 with 3 to 4 MTCU approved instructors.
Centennial College School of Transportation. Canada’s Leading Transportation Training Centre is closer than you think. Located in eastern Toronto, Centennial College’s School of Transportation features the largest on-site transportation and aircraft technology training facility in Canada, offering education and training in: Automotive, Truck/Coach, Heavy Duty, Motorcycle and Powersport, Aviation/Aircraft, Autobody and Professional Pilot Training. We offer Apprenticeship programs, along with one and two-year post-secondary diploma programs, including two-year co-op programs in Automotive, Truck/Coach, and Heavy Duty.
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The Career Coach is a mobile career and settlement information centre that is opent to the public with a focus on services for newcomers and newcomer youth.
City of Mississauga Forestry Department.
Christian Labour Association of Canada. CLAC has been helping workers in Canada for sixty years, and around the world for twenty-five. Through the CLAC Foundation, the efforts and ability to aid struggling workers and their families have been expanded.
Collision Industry Information Assistance. Auto body, collision repair and automotive refinishing industry trade association
Conestoga. Conestoga offers a comprehensive array of programs at all four of its main campuses, Doon (Kitchener),Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo. Conestoga offers great hands on programs to help you get into the trades.
College Of Renewable Energy. A full-time residential MTCU-approved Private Career College, offering both short and long-term NABCEP-approved hands-on programs, teaching SOLAR photovoltaic/thermal design & installation, also in floor heating design. Other Renewable Energies (biogas, biomass, wind, micro-hydro and geothermal) also covered.
The Culinary Arts School of Ontario. Operating as The Chef School, we boast to be the only boutique-style, “Restaurant-Focused Chef School” offering intensive, hands-on courses in the culinary arts.
Electrical College of Canada.Our vision here at the college, is to prepare our graduates with hands-on practical application of electrical theory and safety knowledge. This will enable them to establish themselves as successful apprentices, and will assist them in ultimately achieving their goal of becoming licensed electricians.
Fanshawe College, Faculty of Technology.
Georgian College. Georgian’s School of Engineering Technology includes programs specializing in ■Electrical disciplines ■Mechanical design ■Environment technologies ■Manufacturing technologies. Educations that will lead to a great career. Whether you are interested in short term options that will get you into the job market quickly or want to earn a diploma that allows you to pursue a university degree, we have you covered. www.georgiancollege.ca/engineering/
HI-Mark. Canadian owned and in Business since 1995, HI-Mark is Ontario’s largest provider of Gas Technician Training and Certification. We offer both full and part time programs ranging from entry level Gas Technician 3 to top level Gas Technician 1. The day time G3/2 course is a co-op program designed for people entering the trades. This course provides the student with a combination of in class theory and practical training and valuable exposure to the trades and employers during the co-op. We are accredited by (TSSA) The Technical Standards And Safety Authority as a Training Provider,and are also registered with (MTCU) The Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities as a Private Career College.
Humber School of Applied Technology. : College Certificates, Diplomas, Apprenticeships, and Degrees
Humber’s Transportation Training Centre is a leader in the development, administration and delivery of training programs for the transportation sector.Our programs are designed for people wanting to establish a career as a professional commercial driver. Training is available for certification in the operation of class “AZ” tractor-trailers and class “DZ” straight trucks.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 675,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.
Institute of Technical Trades. Institute of Technical Trades was established in 1968, we are a Private Vocational College with specialized training in Welding and CNC Machining. Our Welding programs use a practical “hands-on”, “one-on-one” approach that has proven to be effectivein achieving skilled graduates who gain secure employment. Our CNC Department conducts comprehensive CAD/CAM/CNC training that ensures our graduates are quualified to enter the contemporary manufacturing environment.
Job Skills. Throughout its years of providing service, Job Skills-Employment & Business Programs & Supports (operating as Job Skills) has established a strong community presence and continuously works to strengthen its relationships with Employment Service providers, social service agencies, the business community, educational institutions, municipalities and all levels of government. These relationships make it possible to assist clients to reach their employment goals, achieve economic self-reliance and participate in community life. Job Skills’ Programs and Services are provided at no cost to unemployed individuals and are funded by the Government of Canada as well as the provincial and municipal governments and the United Way of York Region. Funds are also generated through special initiatives.
Kriska Holdings. Kriska, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, is a full load trucking company providing cross border transportation services for our customers. We are a proud supporter of the Apprenticheship Program for Commercial Tractor Trailer Drivers and are pleased to be able to attend this event.
Liaison College. Liaison College is the largest trainer of Chefs with 11 locations across Ontario. Programs are designed by chefs to maximize success in the foodservice industry. Professional chefs are in demand. Liaison College programs provide the skills necessary for careers in the industry. Feed your passion!
Lincoln Electric Company of Canada. Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 46 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 20 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at www.lincolnelectric.ca
Martinrea International. Martinrea International Inc. is a leader in the production of quality steel and aluminum metal parts, assemblies and modules and fluid management systems focused primarily on the automotive sector. As a Tier One supplier we serve all the most important vehicle manufacturers as well as automotive suppliers but we also serve other industrial sectors worldwide. Our business strategy builds on world class technologies, motivated and talented people and quality. Through this we strive to meet one continuing object: to develop a state of the art international fluid systems and metal forming business. We aim to be the best automotive parts supplier in the world in what we do – supporting our customers to become a leading supplier of choice. Martinrea currently employs over 10,000 skilled and motivated people in 37 plants in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities can help you get the education and training you need to build a rewarding career after high school. You can choose from university and college programs, apprenticeships and many other kinds of training and education.
Mohawk College. Mohawk College’s diverse program offerings are offered at the apprenticeship, continuing education, diploma and collaborative degree level, allowing students to optimize their education. Cooperative education programs give students real-world experience, preparing them for successful careers in their field. Mohawk College is fully accredited and funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC).
Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree, apprenticeship and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. Niagara College is also recognized as a leader in student satisfaction, consistently ranking among the top colleges in Ontario in this area according to annual Key Performance Indicator surveys mandated by the province of Ontario. The survey also gives Niagara College high marks in graduate employment rate, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction.
Learn more at NiagaraCollege.ca.
Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academy is a fully accredited, first-class Technical Standards and Safety Authority training providers dedicated to the needs of individuals intent on starting a new career or enhancing their current skills in the HVAC industry. We are registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre. OSTTC is committed to empowering individuals through education, trades training, and professional development. The Ogwehoweh (Cayuga for “People of Turtle Island”) Skills and Trades Training Centre, operates in a luxurious new facility – the G.R.E.A.T. Opportunity Centre.
The Ontario Colleges of Trades…Get Informed, Get Involved Choosing a skilled trade will open your doors to an exciting and rewarding future. Let the Ontario College of Trades better inform you on this career path. The Ontario College of Trades is an industry-led organization that will protect the public interest by regulating the skilled trades. As a first of its kind in North America, the College will be putting decision-making back in the hands of skilled tradespeople. The College will promote the skilled trades as a career of first choice for young people, and work with industry professionals to find solutions to matters that affect the skilled trades system. For more information on the College, news and announcements, visit www.collegeoftrades.ca.
Ontario Truck Driving School. Founded in 1978, Ontario Driving School of London Inc., is one of the largest driving schools in the area and is a name which has acquired the best reputation around. Ontario Driving School of London Inc. is a fully bonded Registered Private Vocational School. We began operations by offering driver education for automobiles only. Within a short time, Ontario Truck Driving School was formed in response to industry needs. This division’s objective is to provide truck and bus drivers professionally trained in the operation of modern vehicles utilized by today’s transportation firms.
Ontario Truck Training Academy. At OTTA our instructors meet the highest standards of professionalism. An average of 20 years in the Transportation Industry is required to be an Instructor at our training Centre.
We are a certified member of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario and offer certified AZ training for the Professional Truck Driver Institute, which must meet specific terms and conditions to ensure that all individuals receive training that conforms to today¡¯s standards and safety requirements. Over the years we have developed an excellent reputation with trucking companies and continue to supply them with safe, knowledgeable entry-level candidates.
Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO). The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) is a progressive organization dedicated to the provision of quality training consistent with evolving industry needs and government standards in order to ensure a safe, efficient and effective construction industry.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). OYAP is an opportunity for high school students to try out the trades through their high school cooperative education program. Students can even be registered as apprentices and receive apprenticeable hours while working in the trade.
Peel Career Assessment Services. Peel Career Assessment Services Inc. provides support to participants as they explore their full potential and maximize their employment success.
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute (PAT). Our graduates leave the training facility with current technical and safety training, industry standard tools and safety gears saving both the student and the employer additional costs at the beginning of their career. Graduates’ careers will lead into a multitude of options and pathways a few of which are: working in the trades, owning their own businesses, becoming trades inspectors, engineering, or teaching. Our focus is to provide Canadians with access to high paying jobs in very high demand industries that promise employment stability, financial security and career growth. Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute, which emerged from the recognition of the need for higher education in the technical field, became an institution to serve the educational and training needs of skilled trades in Ontario. Effective April 2006. As the new Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute develops, it will be building on the strong legacy of Vocational Schools by continuing to offer a responsive, quality education. It will maintain and increase its presence in the communities in the region by providing students the opportunity for placements in their community, while collaborating with other academic institutions to expand access and create more variety in advanced education. The Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute will offer a diverse array of high quality academic, trades, technological and vocational programs. With the expected addition of new spaces over the next two years and the anticipated development of new programs and facilities, our institute is dedicated to meet the needs of the region’s residents and employers with an expanded selection of world-class education and training programs.
Provincial Store Fixtures. Provincial Store Fixtures Ltd. is a Family operated business for over three decades. We possess the skills, experience and state of the art facility to provide our clients with integrated and innovative Millwork Solutions to accommodate any project scale.
Specialty Markets. We have been servicing the Retail, Corporate, Hospitality, Entertainment and Institutional industries. Our projects range in size and scale as well as degrees of complexity. We can do everything from a large scale Rollout, to a full scale Interior “Work of Art”. Under our umbrella, a myriad of materials come together into ensembles of colors textures and shapes. We utilize among other things, Glass, Metal, Acrylics, Upholstery, Graphics and Lighting – as dictated by particular requirements of each project.
Our Facilities. Provincial’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in the heart of Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. It operates in a 160,000 square foot plant which includes manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.
Reinforcing Steel Institute of Ontario. The Reinforcing Steel Institute of Ontario promotes the use of rebar reinforced concrete construction; provides technical information to developers, designers and general contractors and provides information to members. www.rebar.org
Robar Centre. Robar Centre is Ontario’s premier training institution for Heavy Equipment Operators. All prospective students are encouraged to visit our campus in Hamilton to discuss our training programs in detail, tour our facilities, and review all funding options.
Seneca College: From Here, Go Anywhere. One of Canada’s most vibrant colleges and a leader in post-secondary education. Recognized for our career-focused degrees, graduate certificates, diplomas, certificates and university pathways. Our students are taught by expert faculty with industry experience and connections and supported by dedicated, helpful staff. Seneca provides a dynamic student experience that prepares our graduates for success in the global marketplace now and in the future. senecacollege.ca
Service Canada. Service Canada was created in 2005 to improve the delivery of government programs and services to Canadians, by making access to them faster, easier, and more convenient. Service Canada offers single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens through more than 600 points of service located across the country, call centres, and the Internet.
SGT Group. Established in 1988, the SGT Group is now one of North America’s premier international carriers. From our headquarters in St-Germain de Grantham, Quebec and from our strategically located terminals, SGT services Canada, the USA and Mexico. From Alaska to the Yucatan, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, SGT’s distinctive green trucks circle the globe some 1,500 times every year.
Sheridan Community Employment Services: Access to job postings is just the beginning when you connect with Community Employment Services at Sheridan. This free comprehensive service is easy to use and staffed by skilled professionals who are ready to lend assistance and happy to introduce you to motivated employers.
Sheridan Apprenticeship Training: Sheridan apprenticeship training in skilled trades programs is nationally recognized. Apprenticeship training programs have a reputation for excellence and feature outstanding hands-on instruction, expert faculty with years of industry experience, and state-of-the-art facilities. No apprentice program in Canada offers a better pathway to a career as a skilled, well-paid tradesperson or journeyperson.
Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA). The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association is a labour union serving, protecting and raising the living standards of skilled men and women workers employed throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in the construction, manufacturing, railroad and shipyard industries.
Stanford International College. Website.
Stratford Chefs School. Choose the school that’s perfect for you. Learn in actual restaurant kitchens, be inspired by working professionals who are in touch with the industry and who will prepare you for its ever-changing needs and trends.
-Train with our roster of top Canadian and International celebrity chefs -Work in small groups of 10 to 15 -Use the finest and freshest ingredients with an emphasis upon local and seasonal foods -Expand your knowledge in classical and contemporary cuisine, pastry, food writing, business, restaurant design, wine fundamentals, nutrition, and more.
-Graduate into a worldwide network of more than 700 talented alumni working as chefs, cooks, food stylists, cheese-makers, pastry chefs, sommeliers, restaurant owner/managers, caterers, food writers, teachers, and more.
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St. Lawrence College. Providing students with an education that not only gets results but also helps to build better communities has been a hallmark of our experience since the college was established in 1967.
Studio 500. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is currently the authorized Training Delivery Agent for the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities Hairstylist Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs. Studio 500 (TDSB) has been delivering approved Apprenticeship Training since 2002, Pre-Apprenticeship Training since 2003, licensing Exam Preparation course since 2010 and our latest offering of an Accelerated OYAP program which began in 2012.
Superior Pool Spa & Leisure. Since 1973, Superior Pool Spa & Leisure Ltd., (Superior), has provided commercial and residential client with the very best in swimming pool & spa maintenance, cleaning, and construction services. Managing aquatic facilities: pools in condominiums, apartments, hotels, health clubs, schools, community housing throughout the Southern Ontario including the Greater Toronto area and the Ottawa Region..
The Centre for Skills Development & Training: Get job ready—fast. The Centre for Skills Development & Training offers pre-apprenticeship skilled trades training in the construction, electrical, millwright and machinist trades in 17,000 square feet of fully equipped shop space. Our programs feature a combination of in-class and hands-on, shop-floor training, with a focus on developing technical and employability skills. Our committed staff works closely with each student to provide job search assistance. For more information, please visit us on the web at www.thecentre.on.ca/skilledtrades, on Twitter at @wanna_trade or call us 1-888-315-5521 ext. 121.
Toromont CAT. Caterpillar is a global leader. Toromont Cat is a dynamic company. Caterpillar makes progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We serve varied industries including transportation, marine, mining and agriculture. We are in a unique position to offer diverse opportunities and worthwhile rewards for our employees.
TradeUp for Success/PWU. We provide information on apprenticeships in the electrical industry working for Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power.
US Steel Corporation. Our combined steelmaking operations make us the fifth largest steelmaker in the world. With a comprehensive portfolio of steel products, enhanced production capabilities, and a strong commitment to quality, service and innovation, we are positioned to be the supplier of choice for value-added steel products
Valiant Machine and Tool Inc. Valiant Machine & Tool Inc. is a leading global full service supplier of automated production systems, plastic injection tooling, custom and production fabrication and tooling for the automotive, aerospace, construction, defence and forestry sectors.
vpi Inc. is a leading Canadian workforce management services company that is devoted to helping individuals and organizations better define and meet their goals. From individual Employment Counselling to Employer Management Services and Insurance, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with the right tools and resources. With more than two decades of experience, vpi is passionate about people and helping them work better together.
Wajax Equipment. Wajax Equipment is a leading heavy equipment distributor in Canada, with over 32 locations across the country to serve our customers. Wajax offers the best in equipment, new and used products, parts, rental equipment, expert technicians, staff and financing options. Wajax Equipment is a division of Wajax Corporation a leading Canadian distributor and service support provider which carries on operations through three core businesses: Mobile Equipment, Power Systems and Industrial Components. With a combined network of 118 branches across Canada, these businesses sell to and service a customer base that includes companies working in the natural resources, construction, manufacturing, industrial processing, and utilities markets. Wajax offers competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits program and the ability to advance within a world class organization which supports continuous professional growth. Wajax Equipment welcomes all skill and experience level of Heavy Duty Technicians.
Weldtech Training Inc. Weldtech Training is recognized as a leading educator and consulting firm in the welding industry. We have been providing welding courses and consulting services since 1986 for companies and individuals from around the world. Weldtech is recognized as a leader in high-end quality welding training programs which provides trainees with both theoretical and practical knowledge that is required in the welding industry.
Each Course is tailored to meet your company or individual needs by relating the work you do to the classroom and shop floor. Whether it’s your employees or yourself, trainees will obtain a sound understanding of welding and how it applies to their work environment.
YMCA. The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity focused on community support and development. Our aim is to provide every individual in our community with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement, and leadership. By making connections, collaborating, and mirroring our region’s diversity, we believe we can become the network that binds our many neighbourhoods into one city, one country, and one world.