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May 1, 1999
By Pulp & Paper Canada

One of the cornerstones of the New Economy is that employers invest in their employees, particularly in education and training. This can range from a mill sending an engineer for a short course at Pul…

One of the cornerstones of the New Economy is that employers invest in their employees, particularly in education and training. This can range from a mill sending an engineer for a short course at Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC), British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) or Paprican, to enrolling a key employee in a master’s program at one of the nation’s pulp and paper centres: McGill University, University of Toronto or University of British Columbia.

Some of the educational initiatives happening this year include the following:

PAPTAC: tech courses in wet end chemistry, preventative maintenance, papermaking, and mechanical pulping. For information, call Carmie Lato at 514 392-6969.

BCIT: 21st annual Pulp and Paper Technology Summer Institute between May 31 and June 4 in Prince George, BC. The five-day program is designed to give participants an overview of the process and technology of pulp and paper manufacture, along with current innovations in technology. For information, call 604 432-8787.

Paprican: A Short Course on Printing for Papermakers, between November 22 and 24 at the Pointe Claire laboratory. For information, call Joanne Bacher at 514 630-4100.

Simply put, employers preparing for the New Economy have to rethink how they look at education, says Richard Kerekes, director of the pulp and paper centre at UBC. “Education is an investment, not a cost.”


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