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Increasing the supply of skilled tradespeople has rapidly become the country's most critical educational need, yet barriers to training remain virtually unchanged.

Applicants often face long waiting lists because funding hasn't grown in concert with that need, while huge sums are being spent turning out post-secondary graduates with skills that are neither useful to their own future nor that of our country.

To do their crucial job, Canada's polytechnics and trades-training community colleges must receive a substantially larger portion of the funding pie.

For students who get past the waiting lists, the next challenge is finding an inter-semester apprenticeship position...

Ken Notes: Again we agree here and we can fix this, but it will require leadership and cooperation and that does not seem high on the priority list lately.

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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 20 Date: 5/13/2014 8:37:04 AM -