Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Mott Electric

September 19, 2017

Women looking to enter or continue their education and training in the Electrical Trades will now be able to apply for funding to help cover the cost of tuition and books thanks to Mott Electric GP.  

“From small wiring to large cable jobs, women are both talented and capable in a historically male dominated trade,” stated Dan Mott, President of Mott Electric GP.  

“We believe that encouraging and supporting women as they enter the trade is a great way to contribute to the development of the electrical trades and supply of workers in industry.”  

It is estimated that up to 15,000 construction jobs will be unfilled due to labour shortages by 2025.  In order to narrow that gap, industry leaders are implementing solutions to ensure that traditionally underutilized labour sources are met with minimal barriers.  One such underutilized group is women.

“Women continue to have low participation rates in the electrical trades, despite growing opportunities,” says Abigail Fulton, Executive Director of the Construction Foundation of BC. “Mott Electric’s commitment to supporting women in the trades will help to break down barriers.”

In a recent poll conducted by the Industry Training Authority’s Women in Trades Training initiative, tradeswomen report high levels of job satisfaction and increased confidence.  Given that many entry level positions in electrical can pay almost double that of other sectors, the Electrical Trades are a great option for women to consider when planning for their career.

http://www.constructionfoundation.ca/mott-fund/

 

 

EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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