EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
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Import figures for Canada. Asking the question "How many millions of dollars worth of these imported goods could have been made in Canada had we trained artisans to manufacture them?" Ways in which nature has equipped us for a great manufacturing country. Converting our raw materials into manufactured products by trained workmen in Canadian factories and thereby keeping our money at home to build up our own towns and industries and furnish a stable and profitable home market for our agriculturists. Later, entering the world's markets with our surplus manufactured goods and competing successfully as we have already done with dairy products and farm implements. Our rich agricultural resources. Asking what we have done, what we are doing, to give our Canadian youth that technical training which is absolutely necessary for the improvement of our industries and the development of our potential wealth in the fields, forests, mines and streams of Canada. The state of manual training in Canada: a survey and review with statistics, dollar figures, and illustrative examples. The tendency of industrial systems of the greatest importance in judging the efficiency of nations. Causes of success or failure. The diverse interest in the technical training of our youth as well as in that general training of the intelligence which the schools now give. Evidence of its interest in this matter by The Canadian Manufacturers' Association, evidenced in its Resolution with regard to appointing a Commission to report on the best method of establishing a comprehensive, rational system of Technical Education in Canada. An examination of what each of Germany, France, England and the United States have done with regard to technical education. Some conclusions from this examination. Time to give greater prominence to the economic motive in education. The need in every rural school for a course of instruction in elementary agriculture. Making use of night schools in rural communities that we should make in the interests of young people between 14 and 18 years of age. Funding for the support of technical or industrial High Schools. Local effort to be supplemented by liberal Provincial and Dominion assistance. The future commercial greatness of our country and upon what that depends.