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Conestoga College trade school ranked top-3 in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 12, 2022

The demand for skilled tradespeople has sky-rocketed in the last decade. Over the last two years, it has become even more apparent that the work mechanics, carpenters, welders, electricians and others do is particularly important – it cannot be outsourced, automated or done remotely.

Therefore, if your business requires exceptionally skilled trades professionals to operate, you need to be located...

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, conestoga college

Five things you should know about Conestoga College

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 4, 2020

We like to think that Waterloo has won the post-secondary trifecta.

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s top technology university. Wilfrid Laurier University is an excellent comprehensive school with renowned business programs.

Last but not least, Conestoga College is a leading polytechnic institute that produces work-ready talent in technology, advanced manufacturing, the skilled trades and...

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Topics: manufacturing, R&D, conestoga college

Conestoga College announces massive new skilled trades campus

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2019

A new showcase facility for skilled trades education is set to open in Waterloo Region. In late November, Conestoga College announced the $33.5 million purchase of a 250,000 square foot facility, with plans to consolidate all trades programming under one roof.

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Topics: manufacturing, conestoga college, autotech

Here's how Waterloo fills your tech company's talent gaps

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 19, 2019

Waterloo benefits from having three of Canada’s most highly-regarded post-secondary institutions – the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. For tech companies looking to grow, these schools are an incredible resource with a multitude of tech-specific programs.

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Topics: university of waterloo, conestoga college, wilfrid laurier

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