Board Converting News, August 2, 2021

CCCA, Support Ontario Youth Helps Students Transition To Workforce BY VERONICA BOTNIC “Learn to live in the awkward”. This is the advice given by Melanie Winter, Program Manager for the Industrial trades



Advantzware provides a flexible and comprehensive sys- tem to address the business management needs of the in- dependent box business, as well as the ERP requirements of full scale packaging plants and integrated companies. With modules for estimating, scheduling, production, inven- tory and accounting, this scalable system supports packag- ing plants that produce corrugated boxes, folding cartons, point of purchase displays, assembled partitions, paper- board products, foam fabrication, as well as distribution of packaging supplies. Advantzware has been in operation for over 30 years and continually enhances our system to ad- dress the needs of the industry. AIR CONVEYING CORPORATION www.accfi Air Conveying Corporation is a recognized leader in the in- dustry of Pneumatic Conveying Systems and has been in business since 1968. As an equipment manufacturer rather than simply a sales organization, we have complete control over the quality of material and products which make up your proposed system. Our equipment is found in Printing, Folding Carton and Corrugated plants throughout the coun- try and the world. Let us build you the best Trim Removal System you ever had. Contact us today. Amtech offers the industry’s most innovative and compre- hensive corrugated and packaging ERP, integrated sched- uling software, and engineered automation technology. For over 30 years, Amtech has remained at the backbone of successful businesses from the independent box makers to the largest integrateds. We keep our customers competitive in an ever-changing economy with options such as custom- er digital storefronts and workflows, business intelligence, automated scheduling for corrugators, converting and ship- ping, proactive roll stock and inventory management, and so much more in an integrated, single vendor environment. APEX INTERNATIONAL AMTECH SOFTWARE World’s largest Anilox and Glue & Metering roll manufac- turer, providing the widest selection of corrugated engrav- ings and complementary services. Anilox engraving options available from our North American manufacturing facility include elongated 75°, 60°, 45°, plus Apex’s patented GTT technology. Glue rolls are produced with Hardened Stain- less Steel and a max TIR of 10 µ for Single, Double Facers.

with Support Ontario Youth (SOY), on how to transition from school into the workforce. SOY’s goal is to prepare and aid Ontarians interested in skilled trades apprenticeships. Often, On- tarians looking to enter the skilled trades job market run into a well- known negative feedback loop.

Veronica Botnic

Employers are looking for individuals with experience yet struggle to provide this work experience. That is where SOY comes in. By matching apprentices to employers, SOY supports both the apprentice and the employer by removing barriers and helping to navigate the apprentice- ship journey. With the recovering supply chain, the Canadian Corru- gated and Containerboard Association (CCCA) has part- nered with SOY to bring on more industrial electricians. This is to help ensure an efficient and positive experience while completing their apprenticeships, and ultimately as they transition into a fully skilled tradesperson. SOY offers a variety of resources for employers and apprentices while acting as a bridge for candidates in mul- tiple trades. Committed and aspiring apprentices come to SOY in hopes of learning to “live in the awkward”. They understand the apprenticeship journey through coaching, mentoring, and networking, giving them the tools to com- municate with their peers and more experienced individu- als in the industry. This is not the first time the CCCA has worked with SOY for apprentices. The CCCA began their partnership with SOY through the industrial millwright trade. These appren- tices are an asset to the CCCA; not only are the apprentic- es knowledgeable from the start, but their positive energy also inspires the team to take on new challenges. Apprentices with CCCA can work towards achieving their Red Seal Certification as a millwright, construction personnel, maintenance electrician, and/or industrial elec- trician. After completing their required hours, a Red Seal certified apprentice can work in any Canadian province or territory. This is a great opportunity to launching a career. “So often, students are thrown into workplaces with lit- tle training on how to engage with their peers, supervisors, and managers. Through SOY’s apprenticeship support, apprentices from across Ontario can enter and grow in the trades with this type of mentorship, no matter the season,” said Winter. Support Ontario Youth (SOY) is a federally-registered charitable organization. Visit www.supportontarioyouth. org for more information.


Albany International has a corrugator belt for every appli- cation. Our reputation for durable performance is the trade- mark of the most dependable belts in service today.


August 2, 2021

Made with FlippingBook Annual report maker