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CTMA’s Career-Ready program improving precision metalworking industry

Since launching the first Career-Ready program in 2019, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has changed the lives of many and is paving the way for future workers within the precision metalworking industry. The Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities program, funded in part by the Skills Development Fund, provides non-repayable funding to eligible employers to subsidize the wages of new hires or to upskill existing employees. In 2023, employers participating in the program have been able to receive up to $15,000 for each new hire, depending on start date. The machinery provided to schools through the Career-Ready

By |January 18th, 2024|Categories: Announcement, CTMA News, Industry News, Industry Update, students|Comments Off on CTMA’s Career-Ready program improving precision metalworking 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

CTMA, OCTE begin deliveries of new advanced machinery to 40 high schools

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

By |November 22nd, 2022|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, Industry Update, Machinery, Press Release, students|Comments Off on CTMA, OCTE begin deliveries of new advanced machinery to 40 high schools
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