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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Eagles flock to the dump

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“They are all over the place. I don’t think you’re going to see any other place with this many,” says Albert Shamess. Shamess is the director of waste management for the City of Vancouver.

“Anything that sticks out of the ground has an eagle on top of it.”

Sometimes a dozen or more sit on top of one tree. They perch there watching the ground below.

PHOTO - NICK PROCAYLO/THE VANCOUVER SUN Eagles sit on anything above the ground.

PHOTO – NICK PROCAYLO/THE VANCOUVER SUN
Eagles sit on anything above the ground.

March is the busiest month

From December to March over 2000 bald eagles flock to the dump. The dump is also called a landfill. After March the eagles move away to nest and hunt.

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