Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Letttkidge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, Jurie 10, 1972 LINDA FRANCIS Manpower counsellor BON RAPLEY Manpower counsellor NORMAN HEEBNER Manpower counsellor LOU BLUEKENS Manpower couosclllor GARRY DOYLE Manpower counsellor Alberta still Canadian economic bright spot BUILDING A the assistance of Canada Manpower, Stuart Cameron was trained for a job with a future. He wanted., got something better 1 got tired of driving trucks I wanted something better, with a said Stuart Cameron. i And the 37 year old Leth. bridge man now has that Something with a He's the banquet, catering and cabaret manager at a local motor hotel Mr. Cameron's ride to suc- cess started in 1963 when he was referred to a commercial cooking course by the Nationa! Employment Service (pre- Becessor of the Canada Man. power i After a year's training, Mr. Cameron toook a two-year ap- prenticeship with a Lethbridga Wstaurant, "I continued there fcr two more years and worked mjr way up to kitchen foreman, the equivalent of sous chef. 1 This is when I started think- ing about he said. He took an upgrading course at night school to meet the qualifications for entry into a business ad m i n i stration course. 'I took that under the Can- ada Manpower Training Pro- gram. With this I was able to get into the third semester of a hotel, motel and restaurant ad- ministration course in Cal- gary." Mr. Cameron said he was able to get his job at the Leth- bridge motor hotel as soon as he completed the course. "I first went into the lounge for two months as a bartender. Then I became banquet man- ager and gradually the cabaret came under my responsibility. "I figure I've done all right going from a truck driver to where I am he said. "Alberta remains one of the economic bright spots Cana- said Frank Besplug, man- ager of the Lethbridge Canada Manpower Centre. "The continued rapid rate of urbanization, the establishment of extensive educational facil- ities plus the availability of jobs will have a definite posi- tive growth effect on southern Alberta and Lethbridge." Mr. Besplug said the demand for relatively unskilled labor will be an increased demand for trained workers. "This will mean that the de- partment of manpower and im- migration, through the Canada Manpower Training Program, must continue to provide realis- tic training and retraining for he said. The CMC manager explained that additions to the labor force in the Lethbridge area will come from two main sources now entrants and those re- entering the labor force. "The new entrants will come mostly from secondary schools and post-secondary institutions. "The re-entry workers will bo mainly female workers who for various reasons had previously withdrawn from the labor force but are now returning. This moy be due to a need to supple- ment the family income or a desire to resume an interrupted career." Mr. Besplug said the job sit- uation will remain highly com- petitive. "We foresee a constant need for new and better qualified workers in service occupations, particularly in personal service. There should be a gradual in- crease in occupations related to the manufacturing industry. "A number of major indust- ries have located here in the past two years and several more are expected this year. This should stimulate the growth of other industries which are required to support the basic industry in this Lethbridge area has been diver- sified to the point whore season- said Mr. Besplug. al fluctu.ations do not have as He said the economic base of much impact as previously. John Calpai, Alberta deportment of agriculture Farmers attend courses About 140 farmers in south- western Alberta attended farm management courses last win- ter, and at least that number is expected again next winter. The .courses were held at Lethbridge, Taber, Cardston, Enchant, Milk River, Pincher Creek and Claresholm. This was an increase from last year when 60 farmers attended the four-week courses at Leth- bridge, Taber and Cardston. Farm management courses in the Lethbridge area haw proved successful, said John Calpas, regional director of the provincial agriculture depart- ment's extension service. "Farmers find out that they're not unique in their prob- he said. "They also dis- cover very shortly that they can learn a lot from each other." The need for a course is iden- tified by the federal department of manpower and immigration, with the co-operation of the provincial agriculture depart- ment. Manpower and immigra- tion purchases places in a course from the department of education, which provides the course requested, with the co-operation of the agriculture department. The course included such sub- jects as farm record keeping and analysis, farm business or- ganization, credit, taxation, farm market and outlook infor- mation. Mr. Calpas explained that a farm management game in- volving a computer was also part of the course.