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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Meet Luke from STOPGAP

Feb
25

February 24, 2016


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A single step can be a really big issue. Not just for someone who uses a wheelchair.

A Toronto engineer who created a simple, user-friendly ramp that’s made hundreds of businesses more accessible recently received the Everyday Political Citizen award from civic advocacy group Samara Canada. Luke Anderson — who crashed while mountain biking in 2002 and is now quadriplegic — recently left his engineering job to focus on his accessibility foundation, STOPGAP.  Check his TEDx talk too.

Plus, keynote speakers from the 2016 Engineers Without Borders conference, Gillian Barth, President of CARE Canada, and Fred Kuo-Toko (video password is fred) of the Dream Team.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Hot careers in welding & fintech

Feb
24

metalHow does a so-so summer job lead to a 10-year cool career in fintech*? Learn how from Jameel Somji’s Career Buzz interview (Feb.3,2016). Jameel’s story illustrates the lucrative and in-demand world of *Financial Technology.

“I adore metal – and I want to go bigger with it!” said Meredith Kucey on Career Buzz. Hear how Meredith’s jewellery-making career expanded when she studied the art and science of welding. Meredith shares insights about the lucrative and in-demand world of welding careers.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Career Changes in Welding, Work & Learning

Feb
03

February 3, 2016

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From International Development to Innovation in financial services, Jameel Somji has an eye opening range of work and volunteer experiences. Jameel and I met recently at the MaRS discovery district in Toronto. We’re both part of the MaRS Work and Learning sector, coming at it from some interesting angles especially looking at the career and life transition many later career workers will be making in the next few years. Hear the twists and turns in Jameel’s career story.

Tools that intimidate most people are a welcome challenge to Meredeth Kucey, a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design who majored in jewellery design and metalsmithing. Recently, Mer’s love for building, combined with her love for metal, led her to Algonquin College’s course in Welding and Fabrication. Now, as a certified welder Mer adds design and fabrication of  metal tables and light fixtures to her jewellery. Tune in to hear Mer Kucey’s story and reasons by why young women –and men– should check out careers in the science and art of welding.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

 

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