Employers are hiring more apprentices

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Trevor Harvey was a second-year auto collision apprentice in February 2015

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Trevor Harvey was a second-year auto collision apprentice in
February 2015

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

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More employers are starting to hire and train apprentices. Hiring apprentices helps corporations get good workers. Working as an apprentice helps workers gain skills on-the-job.

Why do we need more apprenticeship opportunities?

Skilled trades workers “don’t grow on trees,” says one employer. Workers need to be trained. They have to get experience. They need opportunities.

Older, experienced workers are retiring. We need new workers with skills and experience.

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Four female rowers rescued in Atlantic

PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS Four women are ready to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS
Four women are ready to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

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Four women tried to row across the Atlantic.

They were from England.

PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS The rowing boat is small.

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS
The rowing boat is small.

The women planned to row over 4,000 km.

They planned to row from Spain to Barbados.

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Wanted: More female bobsledders

Kaillie Humphries climbs into her bobsled. PHOTO: Ric Ernst/Vancouver Sun

Kaillie Humphries climbs into her bobsled.
PHOTO: Ric Ernst/Vancouver Sun

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun
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Canadian women win gold

Two women raced in the fastest bobsled. They won the gold cup in Whistler, BC.

Kaillie Humphries was the pilot of the sled. She comes from Calgary.

“It was a lot closer than I wanted it to be,” Humphries said.

Humphries raced against eight sleds to win the World Cup.

Humphries also won gold at the 2014 Olympics in Socchi. She has two world championship titles.

Humpries wins the race. PHOTO - Charlie Booker

Humpries wins the race.
PHOTO – Charlie Booker

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