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    PaperWeek Canada 2013 National Job Fair

    alt       Workforce renewal is a growing need in the industry and it’s not showing signs of disappearing. A labour market report by the Forest Products Sector Council, indicates that the industry will have to fill up to 120 000 positions over the next decade.

    This presents the backdrop to this important challenge of the coming years, for which PAPTAC and its industry partners wish to play an active role and utilize the visibility of PaperWeek Canada’s national platform
    to help meet this goal.

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    PAPTAC announces initiative for free student membership in the Association

    alt     To respond to the growing need for the renewal of the industry's workforce, PAPTAC is pleased to announce that, effective January 1st 2013, the Association will provide free membership to students across Canada and internationally. "We feel this is a step in the right direction and a positive initiative to welcome future engineers, technicians, researchers, electricians and other trade professionals to the pulp & paper and forest sector, and to promote the industry as a quality environment in which to have a fulfilling career. This initiative will create a vibrant network for students to be involved in and start developing their future careers. For employers, it will provide easier access to students and will promote their company and the industry." - Greg Hay, PAPTAC Director

    PAPTAC is actively working in collaboration with the university, college and school career centres to introduce new student members to the Association. PAPTAC is launching this initiative in preparation for the National Job Fair being organized during PaperWeek Canada in Montreal.


    PAPTAC and CIFQ at Domtar Windsor


    From left to right:
    Greg Hay, Éric Ashby and André Tremblay

           The staff from PAPTAC and the CIFQ (Quebec's Forest Industry Council) visited the Domtar Windsor mill earlier this week and had a forest tour as well as a tour of the mill's installations, including the newly built NCC plant. Staff from both organizations also took the opportunity to meet and discuss with the mill's employees and share some of the current objectives and recent developments in the industry.

    Éric Ashby, Mill Manager, André Tremblay, CIFQ's President & CEO and Greg Hay, PAPTAC Director also met to discuss potential areas where both organizations could work together and develop a collaboration for the benefit of the industry and the renewal of its workforce.
    More developments to follow.

    PAPTAC to support the Atlantic Branch Student Bursary

    Ross Griffin,
    PAPTAC  Atlantic Chairman  

    Greg Hay,
    PAPTAC Executive Director

    PAPTAC is pleased to announce its support of the Atlantic Branch Student Bursary. The $1000 annual bursary is applicable to students who are registered for full-time studies during the 2012-2013 academic year and who have completed one or more work terms with PAPTAC Member Mills or Affiliates. Applications will need to include a cover letter stating the student's interest in the Pulp and Paper Industry in Atlantic Canada; a resume outlining the educational background, work experience, and community involvement; and a copy of unofficial transcripts.

    "We are very pleased to be supporting the Atlantic Branch with this great initiative, helping encourage students to play an active role in the industry and the Association and develop their interest in a taking on a career in pulp and paper". - Greg Hay, PAPTAC

    Further information and the application form will be available in the coming months and the winner will also be recognized at the 2013 Atlantic Annual Branch Meeting.

    UBC to Lead Future Workforce Program at PaperWeek 2013


    The University of British Columbia, in collaboration with PAPTAC, will lead the Future Workorce Program at the 2013 edition of PaperWeek Canada. In partnership with the PAPIER organization (the Canadian Pulp and Paper Network for Innovation in Education and Research), representing the main University Pulp and Paper Centres in Canada with UBC, UofT, McMaster, Lakehead U, École Polytechnique, UQTR, McGill and UNB, PaperWeek will feature an extensive program including Student Conferences and a Job Fair, focused on the Future Workforce of the industry - an increasingly important issue for the industry of tomorrow.
    Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

    James Olson, Director -
    Pulp and Paper Centre, UBC
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