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Fifteen in-demand jobs in Canada that are waiting to be filled right now

According to Workopolis, job postings that stay up the longest – or which are immediately reposted following the job ad’s expiration – indicate a perpetual need or a difficulty to fill. It states that this is the case for other such career sites as well as on free classifieds and government sites. Check out their list of the most sought-after vocations for which there are constantly available job openings advertised online.

Horticulture offers a bright future

Inspiring whirlwind Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery — and jobs. Just try to keep up with him in his TED Talk as he spins through the many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off.

Then, visit the New Frontiers School Board’s site to check out their Horticulture program that offers specialized training in preparation for work in garden centres, golf courses, landscaping companies or public works. The hands-on learning trains its students a variety of skill sets, including growing indoor and outdoor plants, discovering and understanding plantscapes, window gardens and hydroponics. Its indoor/outdoor tropical greenhouse environments are the perfect fit for anyone wanting to get back to the great outdoors.


Congratulations to all the laureates of the 2015-2016 Hats Off to You! Contest

The Hats Off to You! Contest showcases the determination and work of young women enrolled in a vocational or technical training program leading to work in a traditionally male-dominated occupation. The candidates are invited to talk about what motivates them and their future projects.

To be eligible for one of the 33 provincial prizes ranging in value from $2,000 to $5,000 including a career development trip abroad, you must answer the four mandatory questions. You must also select one or more prize categories that best matches your profile and answer the additional questions relating specifically to them.   

Check out the Hats off to You! site for more information.and find out more about each winner
by visiting the site's Laureates 2015-2016 section.

National Skills Champion Cecile Bukmeier: from winning gold in car painting to being a judge

With a certification as a refinisher, Cecile Bukmeier and is working toward becoming an autobody repairer. She finds the variety of work available in the auto industry exciting. “Time flies by when I’m working,” Bukmeier said. “It doesn’t feel like a job most days.”

Listen to her encouraging words…    

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TIPSA - VTIPSC Project Overviews

TIPSA and the Vocational and Technical Information and Promotion Steering Committee contribute to the funding of many projects which contribute to the distribution and promotion of vocational and technical education to Quebec's Anglophone community.

TIPSA Project Overviews

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