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Globe and Mail: How do you become an employer of choice?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

With a talent war being waged in many industries across Canada, it has become vital for organizations that want their pick of the litter to establish themselves as employers of choice. With the high cost of turnover and a bevy of consequences associated with losing valuable employees – ranging from customer satisfaction to production delays – organizations that are able to attract and keep top talent have a competitive advantage.


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Gander Beacon: Aerospace investment

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The growing aerospace initiative in Gander was highlighted on Sept. 8 as Gander Aerospace Manufacturing marked the official opening of its newly-renovated hanger. The hanger was built to accommodate the increased aircraft service work being carried out by the company. Renovations were made possible with the help of a $500,000 repayable loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), on behalf of the Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (ACOA), was on hand at the opening. GAMI’s initiatives are well-worth investing in, he said.

 

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Gander Beacon: Learning to fly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Appleton’s Natalie Schofield spent the better part of her summer learning to fly and she now has her wings. The 17 year-old air cadet spent seven weeks completing the Power Pilot Scholarship at the Atlantic Regional Gliding School in Nova Scotia. She was just one of 32 cadets selected for the prestigious program, and she’s very proud to be walking away with private pilot credentials.

 

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Compass: Enhanced oil recovery lab a draw for researchers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The new Hibernia Enhanced Oil?Recovery Laboratory emerges like a scientific secret garden inside Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Bruneau Centre for research and innovation. Created over the past year, in a space on the first floor once used for core storage, the lab has a touch of industrial chic — with tool box-like work stations and moveable, flexible fume hoods that snake down from the ceiling above. Large pieces of state-of-the art equipment shine, reflecting every penny of promise afforded by more than $15 million in contributions to its development and operation to date.

 

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Government of ON - News Release: Technology in Classrooms Helping Students Succeed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ontario is helping students - from junior kindergarten to Grade 12 - develop 21st century skills by investing in classroom technology that supports their learning. Starting this school year, Ontario's $150 million technology and learning fund will further enrich the classroom experience for students across the province. The fund will give kids more opportunities to become technologically savvy with tools, such as tablets, netbooks, cameras and software, while preparing them for success in the global economy. This investment will also strengthen professional learning for educators who will use technology and digital resources to enhance student engagement, learning and achievement.

 

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