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Latest News

21 December, 2015

2015 an Amazing Year!

2015, an amazing year. The highlight of the year has been promoting my book “Seven…


28 May, 2015

Trust, respect and the skilled trades.

Manufacturing’s skilled-labor crisis tends to be a one-sided debate. We hear that entry-level employees just…


28 May, 2015

Students in the Skilled Trades

Students in the Skilled Trades With many more Skilled Trades workers retiring from the industry…

30 April, 2015

Mentorship: Find Value in Others

Apr 30,  One weekend when I was home from college, I attended a barbecue at…

31 March, 2015

James Harvey: Mentoring in Skilled Trades only part of solution.

TORONTO (March 24, 2015)  In light of a recently announced Ontario mentorship program advancing Women…

10 March, 2015

The Next Wave of Apprentices are Coming – is your company ready?

      Today’s students are graduating with an ease and comfort around technology and…

4 February, 2015

Manufacturing Transformation has published my article “Are Trade Persons prepared for Today’s Manufacturing Environment?”

Are you or your industry in transformation? The mission of Manufacturing Technology is to provide…

13 January, 2015

Featured article in Manufacturing Global digital publication

I have the Honor of having an article featured in the magazine Manufacturing Global.  …


29 September, 2014

Soft skills development

When I started off as an apprentice tool and die maker (more…)


29 September, 2014

Why do skilled trade’s person’s need coaching?

A skilled trades coach can help individuals learn their trade craft and address work related…

What folks have said

When my employer closed his business James helped me make the choice to become self-employed.

Bruce, Machinist

I could not talk to the people who I work with. Having access to talk with someone who help you upgrade your skills in a confidential setting is a valuable resource.

Mary, Quality Control Technician

The first year of my apprenticeship was difficult due to abusive treatment by management and senior tradesmen. James helped me network to find a better employer where I was encouraged to learn.

Audrey, Maintenance Technician