The CTMA has always been a supporter of encouraging and inspiring youth to begin their careers in the trades, and we know this initiative hits home for many of our members. CTMA's Apprentice Awards support, recognize and provide encouragement to apprentices, while increasing the awareness of the value of apprenticeship training, which contributes to an improved tooling and machining industry in Canada. Our hope is that you will also help us provide support & encouragement to hardworking apprentices by becoming a sponsor of this year's Apprentice Awards. What will apprentices receive? Your sponsorship will help provide the following: Cash
Robert Cattle, executive director, was recently featured in an episode of Fifth Wave Manufacturing's “The Story of Making Tomorrow”, where he discusses ways that the CTMA is answering the challenge of not having enough skilled people in machining. Cattle expands on this with topics including: ● CTMA's Career-Ready program ● How youth get acquainted with machining ● Working with Schools and provincial governments ● Providing for all the jobs at a machine shop ● Training costs ● Canadian market health ● and, much more! You'll be surprised at the results and the scope of the action. Watch the
By Admin|2023-04-25T17:11:00+00:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, Video|Comments Off on How CTMA is investing in the future of our industry
On Jan. 18, the CTMA was provided “behind the scenes” tour of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) to see how technical experts are working towards finding solutions for challenges faced by today’s manufacturing industry. Through training, research, and industry support in advanced manufacturing, MMRI works with students, government, and industry alike to find solutions and optimize every facet of the manufacturing process. Dr. Stephen Veldhuis, director of MMRI’s 15,000-square-foot facility, leads a team of highly qualified researchers, who translate new discoveries and innovations rapidly into solutions for our industry partners and help them integrate new technologies into their existing operations.
CTMA Attends Manufacturing Day at Queen's Park The CTMA recently met with Ministers and MPPs during Manufacturing Day in Queen’s Park on Dec. 7, 2022, to discuss how government and industry can work together to drive investment in manufacturing and grow the sector. CTMA president, Chris Hergott; Ray Buxton, government relations chair; and Robert Cattle, executive director, met with Charmaine Williams, Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity; Hon. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development; Premier Doug Ford, and many other Ministers and MPPs, to raise awareness for issues affecting CTMA members and
The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) and Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE), in partnership with 22 district school boards, will purchase and deliver new, high-tech machine equipment for 40 high schools throughout Ontario. “Our goal is to expose high school students to technology at an earlier age to engage their interest for a career within our industry,” said Robert Cattle, CTMA executive director. “Not only does this expose students to newer technology at an earlier age, but also gives teachers up-to-date equipment to implement in their classrooms.” The equipment deliveries began in November 2022, and