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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 'HE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, oMrth 10, 1973 SOME NOW HAVE HOPE Better future offered through on-job training By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Not so long ago Valerie Lutter was among the ranks of the unemployed, and before that she worked as a depart- ment store clerk. Now through Canada Man- power's Training on the job pro- gram she's training for work she says she always wanted to do dental assistant. Her boss, a local dentist who also trained a girl last year un- der the federal government pro- gram which pays part of the trainee's wage, says at the end of her 20-week training period Mrs. Lutter will have a highly specialized skill that is current- ly in short supply in Alberta. Dennis Jones, 22, is ono ol six men (raining on the job al the new Aqua Tech plant. When his training's over he'll be able to handle all aspects of the ac- tivated carbon producing plant's operation. Ills last job was in hardware sales. "It's something unique. Inter esting and offers a better future than what I was in sale Mr. Jones of his new job. R. A. (BOB) SAPSFORD Nu-Modo Really wish to congratulate Bob Sapsford for his achievement on reach- ing under In the months of January and February, 1973, Bob Invites you to call him wllh your enquiries whether buying or selling at 328-8011 or 328-8641. NU-MODE REALTY exclusive Agents for Nu-Modo Homes Ltd. Mrs. Lutter and Mr. Jones re only two of more Uran 700 oople in the district employed n new jobs through the rogram, Canada Manpower of- icials here say. 292 proposals A total of proposals, the majority of them from the city received from employers us year, Lethbridge Manpow- r centre manager Frank ksplug told The Herald. Of these, he said, only about 0 were rejected. This year's igures are more than double the 142 contracts signed by the centre with employers last year vhich created some 389 job va- cancies. The program was ini- iated last year. Intended to create additional employment during the winter months when unemployment is highest, the program this year jays 75 per cent of the wage :osts to the employer in the first half of the training period and 50 per cent in the last half Last year a straight 75 per cent of direct wage costs were paid employers. The program to which thi federal government has ear marked million this year also intended to encourage pro- jected employer expansions provide workers with transfer able skills and fill jobs fo- which skill shortages exist. There is no compulsion on the employer to provide permanen jobs, but spot checks are made during the course of training pe- riods to make sure no employ- er is simply utilizing trainees as a cheap source of temporary labor. Staying on Last year The Herald inter- viewed four people who had completed on the job training programs with four local em- ployers. A check with the four companies this year revealed that tliree of the four were still with the firms that trained them and the fourth had left to operate a motel with her husband in another town One of the employers, a fu- neral home director said he was in the position last year of not necessarily being able to afford to hire a man full time. There's always a risk in- volved, an unknown quantity in hiring a man and i raining him, he said. 'But 'with that kind of break, could afford to take the he said, referring to he training on the job pro- gram. He's hired another this year. Fanners Canada Manpower officials said a number of the proposals were from employers in small- er communities, with a good rural urban cross section. About 30 per cent were farm contracts, they said. While no surveys have been done, they estimated about 65 to 70 per cent of last year's trainees might still be at the job they were trained for. The important thing is that they arc given training in skills might be useful to anoth- er employer, IMr. Besplug said. Mr. Besplug added that 700 new jobs in the area doesn't solve the whole unemployment problem but makes a good dent in it. It's almost two per cent of a labor force in the area of around he said. "That's a significant impact it's the same as if two or three new in- dustries moved in." Canada Manpower also oper- ates on-going year-around train- ng on the job programs for the lisadvantaged and for skill shortages. In the program for the dis- advantaged, aimed at tho chronically unemployed or un- [er employed person, employ- (5rs are paid 100 per cent of the for four weeks, 90 per cent of trainee wages in the 'irst half of the remaining pe- riod and 60 per cent for the 3St. In the skill shortage area, trainees wages are subsidized 50 per cent during the first half, and 23 per cent during the last half of the training period. R.W.Y. UPHOLSTERING PHONE 328-5257 ANYTIME HEINiTZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9lh St. FOR YOUR COMPLETE Phone 328-1778 WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books Thank You Cards Napkins Matches Wa provide complimentary personalized head table place cards with each orderf FREE CUSTOMER PARKING Nancy Greene congratulates cily on Gutties Nancy Greene, now Nancy Bsine, Canada's best known ski star has sent a letter of con- gratulations to the city on be- ing awarded the 1975 Canada Winter Games, Says Nancy: "While I have not personally skied at West- cast'.e, everyone who has raced there has always spoken en- thusiastically of the area.- "I will follow with interest your progress and preparations for the Games and I look for- ward to visiting your city and Westcastle." The city Briefly Speaking Games will be topic The city's community ser-i vices director vviU be a tea- tared speaker this weekend at the 24th annual convention of the Travel Industry Associa- tion of Alberta. Bob Bartlett will speak on the city's bid and plans for the 1975 Winter Games. Included in the list ol guest speakers is Bob Dowting, cently appointed minister o< the consumer affaire in the pro- vincial government. Mr. Dowl- ing, until his appointment ear- lier this week, was a minister without portfolio responsible for tourism. Picture Buflle man director A Picture Butte man has been elected to the board of directors of the Alberta branch n[ the Canadian Seed Growers Association. Leonard Heaney joins seven other directors and president Bsrnie Kvamberg of Calmar on the association executive. Real estate head clioseii The president and owner of' Hay Really (Lethbridge) Ltd. is the new president of the Lethbridge Real Estate Board. Ian J. Hamilton was install- ed at the board's annual meet- ing. He began in the real estate business in 1963 in Lethbridge, then moved to Penticton, B.C. He returned to Lethbridge two years ago as branch manager of Hay Realty Ltd. In 19T2 he purchased the firm. Other members of the real estate board's new executive include Norm Bullied, first vice president; Howard Yaiio- sifc, second vice president; Wcodrow Stringani, past presi- dent; and directors Roy O'Neil, W. R. Perkinson, George Scott, Les S. Handley, Elizabeth Dyk- stra and Harold Fox. Columnist elected Joan Waterfield, Herald en- tertainment columnist and ra- dio and television personality, has been elected Lethbridge zone representative to the Al- berta Drama Festival Associa- tion. Mrs. Waterfield, who suc- ceeds Fred Pritchard, was elected to the post following this year's provincial drama finals in Banff which are sponsored by the association. The Theatre Youth Society ol Calgary won the top honors in the finals beating out Uie Bow- man Players of Lethbridge, Grande Prairie Little Theatre, SAIT Student Theatre, Red Barn Players of Edmonton and the Medicine Hat Civic Theatre. Eatou's niani retires A former manager of Eaton's in Lethbridge, R, J. (Larry) Hegan, has retired after 39 years with the company. Mr. Hegan started with Eat- on's in Segina in 1934 as a clerk in the sporting goods de- partment and spent we last 13 years as manager of the store in Calgary. A veteran of the Second World War, he was manager of tlte Lethbridge branch from 1955 until I960 and was ex- tremely active in community affairs during his five-year stay he-re. He and Mrs. Hegan will continue to make their home in Calgary. Airline pilot promoted An Edmonton man, son of Mrs. Mildren Byrne, 505 15th St. S., has been promoted check pilot with Pacific Western Air- Imes. Dennis Byrne was horn In Lethbridge and learned to fly at the Lethbridge Flying Club: He has been flying with Pacific Western for seven years. Captain Byrne is married to the former Barbara Nuttall, who also used to live in the city. They have two children. City considers Litlercheck Knights of Columbus welcome picketers Women's liberation demon- strators expected to picket an anti abortion program Sunday at Ihe Yates Memorial Centre have been welcomed to come by the program sponsors, the Knights of Columbus. "We are pleased and sur- ssid a spokesman. "We presume the ladies have seen our presentation and are' con- vinced it is a good one so they .must feel they have to make some noise too." He said at previous presenta- tions pro-abortionists were in- vited to give their opinions af- ter the show, and wondered when a similar invitation would be extended to his side. The program seeks to educate the public on the serious dan- gers involved in any public act such as permissive abortion or mercy killings which tend to cheapen human life, he said. Presentations at 2, 4, 7, and 9 p.m. involve a recorded talk by human sexuality experts and color slides and are based on medical, social and psychologi- cal rather than theological is- sues. Tha city administration is re- viewing the Alberta Littercheck campaign material sent by the provincial environment depart- ment. Littercheck Is s province- wide campaign, to run between April SO and May 6, to combat a highly visible pollution prob-'. Jem. Roy Mclntosh, city garbage; superintendent, will likely be' appointed campaign co-ordina- tor for Lethbridgo, City Man- ager Tom Nutting says. Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) Serving South Alberta for over half a century (1922-1972) Presents THE SUNDAY HOUR McKILlOP UNITED CHURCH TEEN CHANCEL CHOIR Director, MRS. HENNY KIIDEBRAND Accompanist, MISS IOUI5E COFEIL SUNDAY, MARCH llih to and p.m. la o.m. CJOC-TV, CHANNEL 7 THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenue South 703 13IS Street North 3nd GENERATION FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSELLORS FOR PRE-ARRANGEMENTS {Authorized by Ihe Alberta Government Security Commislion) CITY REALTY AND INSURANCE LTD. CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT mi BTATI CAM ANNOUNCEMENT This award is given to MLS offices who achfeve or more in MLS jalei by the Urhbndge Real Estate Board Co-op Ltd, We are also pleased Jo announce that we now represent a major mortgage company. This compliments our sonnplete service to our customers, namely, new and older homes, farms, ranches, mortgages, properly man- agement, general and life insurance. CITY REALTY AND INSURANCE LTD. H17 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3251 ;