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Fight back with Libby Znaimer
Publication: Zoomer Media
(August 1, 2017)

Unlicensed furnace installer fined $1,500
Publication: The Chatham Voice
(July 26, 2017)

Leader of the Green-Thumbed
Publication: Toronto Home Shows
(July 26, 2017)

How to ensure you’ve hired a licensed trade worker
Publication: CTV News-Toronto
(July 26, 2017)

Fight back with Libby Znaimer
Publication: Zoomer Media
(July 18, 2017)

Tips to make your renovation projects a success
Publication: Orillia Packet Times
(July 13, 2017)

John Norris wins OCOT Prize of Excellence
Publication: CollisonRepairmag.com
(July 11, 2017)

Help wanted: landing skilled trades employees
Publication: Costco Connection
(July 2017)

OCOT presents first annual chair’s award winners
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(June 27, 2017)

Trades College Announces Winners of Inaugural Chair’s Award of Excellence
Publication: Electrical Industry Canada
(June 15, 2017)

AC’s Apprenticeship Program receives award for outstanding contribution
Publication: Algonquin College News
(June 13, 2017)

Fight back with Libby Znaimer
Publication: Zoomer Media
(June 6, 2017)

Economy needs skilled trades
Publication: Cambridge Times
(May 25, 2017)

Incredible skills on display from students participating in Skills Ontario competition
Publication: Cambridge Times
(May 17, 2017)

Skilling It – Living the skilled life
Publication: Ontario College of Trades’ YouTube channel
(May 3, 2017)

Celebrating the impact of 150 years of skilled trades
Publication: ON the GO Magazine
(May 2017)

Safety a vital part of skilled trades training
Publication: Peterborough Examiner
(April 28, 2017)

Safety saves lives
Publication: The Belleville Intelligencer
(April 20, 2017)

2017 Gold Quill Awards Winners
Publication:  iabc.com
(April 12, 2017)

Canadian Economy: Do we have the human capital to grow (iPoliticsLive session)
Publication: Ontario College of Trades’ YouTube channel
(March 30, 2017)

Canadian Economy: Do we have the human capital to grow?
Publication: iPolitics.ca
(March 29, 2017)

Canada’s best diversity employers welcome new voices
Publication: Globe and Mail
(March 28, 2017)

Recognizing and Rewarding Skilled Trades
Publication: everythingzoomer.com
(March 17, 2017)

Skills competition season kicks off in Toronto
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(March 15, 2017)

OCOT has turned the corner, says chair
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(February 21, 2017)

Ontario apprentice numbers swell to over 700
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(February 20, 2017)

Ontario College of Trades to hold consultations on compliance and enforcement
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(February 9, 2017)

Ontario’s best safety strategies buried in a mass of data
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(January 27, 2017)

Workers protest Bill 70 outside of Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn’s office
Publication: Oakville Beaver
(January 25, 2017)

Tradesmen say new legislation threatens safety of everyone
Publication: CKWS TV
(January 20, 2017)

Concerned uncertified workers could move in, skilled tradespeople hold protests
Publication: CTV Kitchener
(January 20, 2017)

OCOT names members of new compliance and enforcement committee
Publication: Ontario Construction Report
(January 13, 2017)

IBEW continues OCOT reform protests
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(January 13, 2017)

Ontario’s Bill 70 Amends Powers of the Ontario College of Trades
Publication: HPACMag.com
(January 11, 2017)

Electricians protest proposed changes to skilled trades laws outside Bob Chiarelli’s office
Publication: Toronto Sun
(January 6, 2017)

Dearth of skilled labourers gives immigrants a unique opportunity
Publication: New Canadians
(December 31, 2016)

Guest column: CIIA’s progress in enforcing, promoting auto body tech competency
Publication: Repairer Driven News
(December 28, 2016)

New Certificate of Qualification prep course set for January
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(December 22, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Tyler Charlebois
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740 – podcast
(December 19, 2016)

Tradespeople building up their communities
Publication: Toronto Star
(December 15, 2016)

Shortage of data on skilled trades
Publication: Sudbury Star
(December 11, 2016)

Changing The Face Of The Trades
Publication: Media Planet
(December 9, 2016)

Skilled trades workers protest legislation
Publication: Kingston Whig-Standard
(December 9, 2016)

Liberals tack back toward business in regulating the construction industry
Publication: TVO.org
(December 7, 2016)

Controversial finance bill could threaten worker safety, say unions
Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Canada Magazine
(December 6, 2016)

Tradespeople protest province’s “attack” on compulsory trades
Publication: Ottawa Community News
(December 6, 2016)

Construction union applauds proposed changes to Bill 70
Publication: The Province
(December 6, 2016)

Flynn, trades coalitions clash over OCOT reforms
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(December 2, 2016)

Hundreds protest amendments to skilled trades budget bill at Queen’s Park
Publication: Global News
(November 30, 2016)

Protesting Ontario tradespeople ‘mad as hell’ over budget bill
Publication: CBC News
(November 30, 2016)

Reforms mean OCOT can move forward: Flynn
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(November 29, 2016)

Tradespeople protest Liberal omnibus bill in Waterdown
Publication: Flamborough Review
(November 29, 2016)

Are Ontario’s Liberals saying your training investment doesn’t matter?
Publication: Electrical Business
(November 28, 2016)

Trades play leading role in film, TV industry
Publication: Toronto Sun
(November 28, 2016)

Where will skilled trades shortages exist?
Publication: The Sudbury Star
(November 24, 2016)

Schools from across Oxford County compete in 11th annual Youth Robotics Competition
Publication: Woodstock Sentinel-Review
(November 23, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Tyler Charlebois & Brandi Ferenc
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740
(November 21, 2016)

“Glowing” efforts: Lights festivals twinkle with skilled trade expertise
Publication: TorontoHomeShows.com
(November 21, 2016)

Consult Those Who Know Best When Changing the Apprenticeship Process
Publication: ibewcco.org
(October 24, 2016)

Skilling Up, Mobilizing the Great Lakes Economies
Publication: Current Magazine
(Fall/Winter 2016)

BALSOM: Summit aims to bust Niagara’s economic myth
Publication: St. Catharines Standard
(October 19, 2016)

Niagara worked at ‘lightning speed’ in landing GE plant
Publication: Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier
(October 17, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Tyler Charlebois & Adam Bridgman
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740 – podcast
(October 17, 2016)

Investigation continues into industrial accident
Publication: Chatham Daily News
(October 5, 2016)

Careers in skilled trades for newcomers and youth
Publication: Canadaboundimmigrant.com
(October 4, 2016)

Looming skilled workforce shortage predicted in Canada
Publication: Can-India.com
(September 22, 2016)

Niagara Economic Summit to bust economic myths
Publication: Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier
(September 22, 2016)

Ontario updates auto body curriculum to include new materials, fundamentals of PDR and electronics
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(September 21, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Sherri Haigh & Jamie Holmes
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740
(September 19, 2016)

5 things your plumber isn’t telling you
Publication: MoneySense
(September 8, 2016)

Need for trade education highlighted
Publication: Kitchener Post
(September 7, 2016)

Careers in skilled trades are increasingly popular
Publication: Canada Bound Immigrant
(September 1, 2016)

Keeping the public safe and supporting the skilled trades industry
Publication: Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario
(Summer 2016)

Trading in success
Publication: Waterloo Chronicle
(August 31, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Tyler Charlebois and Hartley Ellis
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740 – podcast
(August 15, 2016)

Mandatory entry-level training is here
Publication: TruckNews.com
(August 1, 2016)

BY THE NUMBERS: Driverless car sales and more…
Publication: AutoSerivceWorld.com/CARS Magazine
(July 26, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Sherri Haigh & Adam Bridgman
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740 – podcast
(July 18, 2016)

OCOT achieves $7.4 million financial surplus in 2015: $6 million allocated for ‘long-term strategic initiatives’
Publication: Ontario Construction Report (see page 2)
(July 2016)

Raising The Roof: Rogers Centre Gets A Makeover
Publication: TorontoHomeShows.com
(July 4, 2016)

CIIA to offer Certificate of Qualification prep courses in Toronto and Burlington
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(July 1, 2016)

The Canadian dream: Trades a path to steady, reliable income for some
Publication: Ottawa Citizen
(July 1, 2016)

Certification in the works for concrete pump operators
Publication: Journal of Commerce
(June 22, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Sherri Haigh & Bob Onyschuk
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740 – podcast
(June 20, 2016)

Do you know who’s cutting and/or colouring your hair?
Publication: BeautyGeek.com
(May 27, 2016)

Sudbury letter: Trades a good choice for careers
Publication: Sudbury Star
(May 21, 2016)

Skilled workforce helps Ontario remain competitive
Publication: Burlington Post
(May 20, 2016)

Show your support
Publication: Mississauga News
(May 19, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer — featuring Sherri Haigh & Jamie Holmes
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740 – podcast
(May 16, 2016)

Earn while you learn as apprentice
Publication: Toronto Sun
(May 11, 2016)

Students sample painting, welding and plasma cutting at Ontario skills competition
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(May 3, 2016)

Hands-on experience draws 5000 to Future Building Show
Publication: HPAC Magazine
(April 28, 2016)

Future forged in fire
Publication: Toronto Sun
(April 27, 2016)

Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer soon to be compulsory trades in Ontario
Publication: HPAC Magazine
(April 22, 2016)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer
Publication: Zoomer Radio AM 740 – podcast
(March 21, 2016)

College of Trades launches ‘enforcement blitz’ in Ontario
Publication: CollisionRepairMag.com
(March 17, 2016)

ACTION LINE: It’s contractor season … how to avoid rip-off artists
Publication: Hamilton Spectator
(March 17, 2016)

Installers: Save your back for your kid
Publication: Coverings Magazine
(March 14, 2016)

6 top trade jobs: opportunities in the skilled trades still promising
Publication: Canadian Immigrant
(March 14, 2016)

Video: High school students get a jump start on future trade skills
Publication: 680 News
(March 9, 2016)

Ontario College of Trades: walking the walk
Publication: The Globe and Mail
(February 23, 2016)

CIIA and icoat team up for training
Publication: Collisionrepairmag.com
(February 5, 2016)

Helmets to Hardhats: Apprenticeship program helps ex-military find jobs
Publication: ibewcanada.ca

Festival Electrician Terry Godin featured in the Ontario College of Trades Magazine
Publication: Festivallights.ca
(January 2016)

Incoming ORBA president brings industry expertise
Publication: Dailycommercialnews.ca
(January 27, 2016)

Publication: hrpatoday.ca
(January 20, 2016)

Goldhawk Fights Back: featuring Bob Onyschuk & Sherri Haigh
Publication: Zoomerradio.ca
(January 18, 2016)

There’s a future in the trades
Publication: Sudbury Living Magazine
(December 21, 2015)

ACTION LINE: Paycheque’s in the mail for federal election employee
Publication: thespec.com
(December 17, 2015)

York University to enhance its technological education BEd program
Publication: insidetoronto.com
(December 16, 2015)

New Ontario Regulations Undermine Trades
Publication: IBEW Media Center
(December 16, 2015)

Bang on!: College of Trades report a good first step, but college still must improve in key areas
Publication: lfpress.com
(December 11, 2015)

Outside the box career ideas for job hunters
Publication: Articlesbase.com
(November 25, 2015)

Ontario College of Trades offers “Tune In, Trade Up” program
Publication: Canadianmusicnews.com
(November 24, 2015)

Final Dean report urges OCOT evolution
Publication: Dailycommercialnews.com
(November 20, 2015)

New Red Seal options announced as industry awaits Dean review
Publication: Dailycommercialnews.com
(November 18, 2015)

Ontario gives trades training a modernization boost
Publication: CanadaBoundImmigrant.com
(October 7, 2015)

Musical Trades
Publication: Windsor Morning
(October 7, 2015)

Win a Meet and Greet with Canada’s Biggest Band – HEDLEY!
Publication: ThatEricAlper.com
(October 5, 2015)

Careers in skilled trades are increasingly popular
Publication: Canadaboundimmigrant.com
(October 7, 2015)

‘Tune In Trade Up’ Campaign Highlights Skilled Trade Careers in Music
Publication: MusicCanadaLive.com
(September 29, 2015)

Skilled trades are an inviting career option for military vets
Publication: News Canada

Public Supports Promotion of Careers in the Skilled Trades
Publication: News Canada

The Ontario College of Trades – Tune in Trade up!
Publication: Bravewords.com
(September 29, 2015)

Dreaming of a Career in Music?
Publication: AJournalofmusicalthings.com
(September 28, 2015)

Ontario College Of Trades’ ‘Tune In Trade Up’ Campaign Highlights Skilled Trade Careers in the Music Industry
Publication: MusicCanada.com
(September 28, 2015)

Program helps veterans find civilian careers
Publication: theobserver.ca
(September 16, 2015)

How-to Guide: Hiring Certified Tradespeople
Publication: Mediaplanet
(May 29, 2015)

Future professionals look to make their mark on an industry
Publication: Canada Bound Immigrant

Industry Perspectives: Break down labour mobility barriers in the Great Lakes region, says Tsubouchi
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(May 11, 2015)

Working forward on your career
Publication: CHCH
(April 27, 2015)

Inquire before you hire
Publication: South Dundas News
(April 22, 2015)

Apprentices provide a competitive advantage for business
Publication: News Canada

Ontario hydronic contractors may catch a break
Publication: Plumbing and HVAC – The Voice of Canada’s Mechanical Industry
(April 14, 2015)

David Tsubouchi, registrar of the Ontario College of Trades, was in London Tuesday
Publication: The London Free Press
(April 7, 2015)

Tips of the Trade
Publication: Yahoo! News

Apprenticeships: The Key to learning a trade
Publication: Cambridge Times
(March 18, 2015)

Raising the Bar on Standards and Professionalism
Publication: Collision Repair Magazine
(March 11, 2015)

Tide has turned for OCOT, says departing Chair
Publication: Daily Commercial News
(February 18, 2015)

New website allows Ontarians to check qualifications of tradespeople
Publication: Toronto Star – Business
(February 12, 2015)

Letter: Trades college has reduced red tape
Publication: Northern Life
(February 12, 2015)

Certification is important
Publication: The Windsor Star
(February 2, 2015)