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CTMA encourages youth to begin careers within the skilled trades at Level Up! in Windsor

Students in grades 7 to 12, as well as parents and jobseekers, had the opportunity to learn about the skilled trades during the Level Up! career fair in Windsor from Oct. 25 to 26. CTMA photo The CTMA recently attended the Level Up! Skilled Trades Fair in Windsor from Oct. 25 to 26, to help encourage youth to begin their careers within our industry. The CTMA's executive director, Robert Cattle, had the opportunity to join three other panelists during the panel session to share his knowledge on the different career paths available within the skilled trades and how

By |October 27th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News|Comments Off on CTMA encourages youth to begin careers within the skilled trades at Level Up! in Windsor

CTMA attends Shop Metalworking Expo in Windsor

Robert Cattle and Richard Janik attended the Shop Metalworking Expo in Windsor on Oct. 12. The CTMA recently attended the Shop Metalworking Technology Expo, which was held Oct. 12 at the Ciociaro Club in Windsor. The Shop Metalworking & Technology Expo brings together manufacturers and distributors, showcasing the latest in machine tools, cutting tools, fabricating & welding technology, quality control, metal finishing, automation and more. This one-day event provides the opportunity for buyers and sellers to come together and learn about the newest products and technologies available, and network with likeminded individuals. The show attracts regional buying influencers

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CTMA elects new president; introduces 3 new board members

Louis Jahn was elected as the CTMA's new president by the Association’s members at the CTMA’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 21, 2023, at the Lamplighter Inn in London, Ont. The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) recently announced Louis Jahn as its new president, effective Sept. 21, 2023. Louis replaces the outgoing president, Chris Hergott, who held the president title for four years. Louis was elected by the Association’s members at the CTMA’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 21, 2023, at the Lamplighter Inn in London, Ont. “Our industry is facing headwinds on several fronts, which

By |September 29th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, CTMA News, Industry News|Comments Off on CTMA elects new president; introduces 3 new board members

Sponsorships now available for Annual Apprentice Awards!

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

By |April 25th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, News|Comments Off on Sponsorships now available for Annual Apprentice Awards!

How CTMA is investing in the future of our industry

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 |April 11th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, Video|Comments Off on How CTMA is investing in the future of our industry

MMRI provides CTMA tour of research facility

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.

By |January 25th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, Machinery, News, students, Technology|Comments Off on MMRI provides CTMA tour of research facility
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