Exploring The Trades Event @ VPI Upper James (May 16, 1-4pm)

Event Date: May 16, 2018

Wednesday May 16th, 1pm-4pm

VPI Hamilton Branch, 1051 Upper James Street, Suite 102

2 Guest Speakers:

1PM to 2PM:
Speaker name: Angelo Cosco, Associate Dean, Construction and Building Systems, Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship at Mohawk College. Angelo joined Mohawk College in September 2006 after a 22 year career as a Red Seal Endorsed Journeyperson in the Motive Power Sector. While at Mohawk College, Angelo has served as a Technologist, Professor, Faculty Member, Program Manager and Industry Liaison to promote Partnerships with our local communities and industries. Angelo is currently enrolled at Thompson Rivers University where he is completing his Bachelors of Technology Degree in Trades Management Leadership. Partner Company: Mohawk College (https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/about ... )

2PM to 4PM:
Guest Speaker from Canadian Tire Corporation. Canadian Tire offers customers a unique mix of products and services through three specialty categories in which the organization is the market leader - automotive parts, accessories and service; sports and leisure products; and home products. Canadian Tire is hiring Automotive Service Apprentice/Installers to work in conjunction with the Auto Service Advisor, Auto Service Manager, Tower Operator and fellow associates to promote a customer first environment. Canadian Tire offers competitive compensation packages including; benefits, potential for profit sharing, extensive training, and career opportunities from within and across the country at the Canadian Tire Retail stores.

Meet the employer/on the spot interviews

Employer: Local Union 537, Hamilton
Position(s): Sheeters and Deckers, Roofers and Production Workers
Number of Positions available: multiple
Wage: TBD

Local 537 consists of over 650 Members, Applicants, and Apprentices in the Hamilton, Brantford and Niagara Region of Ontario and represents Journeymen, Apprentices, Sheeters and Deckers, Roofers and Production Workers.

Employer: Canadian Tire Corporation
Position: Automotive Service Installer
Number of Positions available: multiple
Location: Multiple locations
Wage: TBD

Responsibilities:
• Perform lube, oil and filter
• Remove install, rotate and balance tires, as well as perform repairs
• Perform minor repairs and inspections that do not require the presence of a licensed technician
• Administer drive clean emission tests, where applicable
• Service transmissions
• Complete basic tune ups
• Maintain neatness/cleanliness of bays through regular inspections
• Maintain professional appearance (uniform, hygiene, grooming & name tag)
• Follow company, store and department policies
• Follow store health & safety program and observe provincial occupational health & safety regulations; report any observed or potential hazards immediately
• Participate in meetings and all training, as required
• Complete other tasks, as required

Requirements:
• Enrollment in an apprenticeship program
• Valid driver’s licence for province of employ
• Ability to provide professional customer service and employee support
• Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals
• Ability to maintain composure and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to complete tasks according to instructions and demonstrate responsibility for outcomes
• Organizational ability and attention to detail
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Basic math
• Ability to stand/walk for extended periods, lifting and carrying of material and/or product

Employer: Raymond and Associates Hair Systems Ltd.

Position: Hairstylist Apprentice
Number of Positions available: 1
Location: Hamilton
Wage: TBD

Responsibilities:
• Shampooing
• Clean up and take care of client’s needs
• Assist stylist with blow drying and styling

Requirements:
• Graduate of hair dressing program
Projected age group: any

To register:

https://www.vpi-inc.com/event/expl ...