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Vocational Training schools and Training and Re-establishment Institutes
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Vocational Training schools and Training and Re-establishment Institutes

  • RG 58
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1947

The record group contains records created during the period of 1937-1947 relating to vocational training for Canada's returning war veterans. There are some War training records as well. The bulk of the materials relates to the Toronto Training and Re-establishment Institute located at 50 Gould Street in the old Department of Education offices and buildings. Materials include books, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, books, objects, and textual records.

Toronto Training and Re-establishment Institute

I.T.U. Lessons in printing - a series of practical printing texts for shop, home, and school

Series consists of courses entitled I.T.U. Lessons in Printing by the International Typographical Union in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contains 8 units of learning that appear to be from 2 different course sections, one in general printing and the other is newspaper printing. Used by the Training and Re-establishment Institute of Toronto, some of the booklets have their crest on the front.
Topics include elements of composition, display composition, job composition, english for printers, imposition and lock up, newspaper advertising, and newspaper practice.

International Typographical Union

Unit 1: Elements of Composition

File contains Unit 1 in series. Booklets include:
Lesson 1: The Beginning of Printing
Lesson 2: Printing - from Gutenberg to Bodoni
Lesson 3: Printing - from Caxton to the present
Lesson 4: Equipment used in the composing room
Lesson 5: How to set and distribute type
Lesson 6: Type - and all about it
Lesson 7: Making type easy to read
Lesson 8: How to pull proofs and make corrections
Lesson 9: What the printer should know about type faces
Lesson 10: Elementary arithmetic for printers

International Typographical Union

Unit 2: Display Composition

File contains Unit 2 the series. Booklets include:
Lesson 1: How to make simple layouts
Lesson 2: Various styles of display
Lesson 3: Elementary principles of display
Lesson 4: How to set a simple display
Lesson 5: How to set display ads
Lesson 6: How to design and set modernistic display
Lesson 7: How to write and set effective newspaper and magazine heads
Lesson 8: How to use borders correctly
Lesson 9: How to use initials correctly
Lesson 10: How to set tabular matter

International Typographical Union

Unit 3: Job composition

File contains Unit 3 in series. Booklets include:
Lesson 1: How to set business cards
Lesson 2: How to design and set letterheads
Lesson 3: How to set billheads, statements, and invoices
Lesson 4: How to set and print envelopes
Lesson 5: How to print labels and blotters
Lesson 6: How to design and set title pages
Lesson 8: How to set various commercial jobs
Lesson 9: How to design and set booklets
Lesson 10: How to set society stationary

Lesson 7: How to set programs, announcements, and menus is not included in this collection.

International Typographical Union

Unit 4: [Job]

File contains Unit 4 in the [Job] series. Booklets include:
Lesson 2: How to use balance as an aid to better printing
Lesson 3: How to use subject harmony in printing
Lesson 4:How to use tone harmony in printing
Lesson 5: How to use shape harmony in printing
Lesson 6: What the printer should know about paper
Lesson 7: What the printer should know about engravings
Lesson 8: What the printer should know about ink
Lesson 9: The use of color in printing

International Typographical Union

Unit 5: English for Printers

File contains Unit 5 in the series. Booklets include:
Lesson 1: Period, comma, interrogation point, and exclamation point
Lesson 2: Semicolon, colon, and quotation marks
Lesson 3: Parenthesis, bracket, dash, hyphen, ellipsis, apostrophe, and capitilization
Lesson 4: How to spell
Lesson 5: How to compound words
Lesson 6: How to divide words
Lesson 7: Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs
Lesson 8: Prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, articles, and sentences
Lesson 9: How to use words correctly
Lesson 10: Proofreading and revising

International Typographical Union

Unit 7: Imposition and Lockup

File contains Unit 7 in the series. Booklets include:
Lesson 1: The stonemason and his duties
Lesson 2: How to lock up forms for platen press and foundry
Lesson 3: How to O. K. forms for the press
Lesson 4: How to make folds and figure margins
Lesson 5: How to impose forms of two, four, six, and eight pages
Lesson 6: How to impose forms of twelve pages
Lesson 7: How to impose forms of sixteen, eighteen, twenty, and twenty-four pages
Lesson 8: How to impose forms of thirty two, thirty six, forty, forty-eight, and sixty-four pages
Lesson 9: Imposing form for folding machines
Lesson 10: How to impose plate forms

International Typographical Union

Unit 3: Newspaper practice

File contains Unit 3 in the newspaper series. Booklets include:
Lesson 1: The operator and his job
Lesson 2: The machinist and his job
Lesson 3: The foreman and his job
Lesson 4: The copycutter and his job
Lesson 5: The bankman and his job
Lesson 6: Arithmetic of the newspaper composing room
Lesson 7: Nondistribution system - how to remelt and keep metal in proper condition
Lesson 8: Care and operation of composing-room saws and mitering machines
Lesson 9: Care and operation of material-making machines, typecasters, slug, lead, and rule cutters

International Typographical Union

Unit 4: Newspaper Advertising

File contains Unit 4 in the newspaper series. Booklets include:
Lesson 1: What the adman should know about advertising
Lesson 2: How to design newspaper ads
Lesson 3: How to write and set effective ad heads
Lesson 4: How to be a copywriter
Lesson 5: Newspaper adroom practice and procedure
Lesson 6: How to mark ad copy
Lesson 7: What the printer should know about engravings
Lesson 8: How to put punch into ads
Lesson 9: How to make newspaper layouts
Lesson 10: How to make advanced newspaper layouts

International Typographical Union

Briefs to establish permanent schools once TRIT closes

File contains petitions for the permanent establishment of existing schools under the Training and Re-establishment Institute once the Institute is disbanded. The schools concerned are: Food Industries; Electronics; Architectural draughting; Beauty Culture; Welding; and Barbering. Included are multiply copies of each petition.

Barber School brief

2 copies of "A brief to be presented to the Honourable George A. Drew Prime Minister & Minister of Education by the Ontario Barbers Association Petitioning the Government of the Province of Ontario to establish a number of permanent Barber Schools to ensure that a regulated stream of well-trained recruits will continue to enter the Barbering Industry". Brief includes petition, resolution, historical data, statistical data, and a proposed course of study.

School of Welding brief

3 copies of "A brief to be presented to the Honourable George A. Drew Prime Minister & Minister of Education by the Representatives of the Welding Industry Petitioning the Government of the Province of Ontario to establish a permanent School of Welding at 50 Gould St. Toronto. Brief includes petition, historical data, statistical data, and a proposed course of study.

School of Beauty Culture brief

3 copies of "A brief to be presented to the Honourable George A. Drew Prime Minister and Minister of Education by the Ontario Hairdressers Association petitioning the Government of the Province to establish a permanent School of Beauty Culture to train operators for the industry". Brief includes the petition, historical data, statistical data, and a course of study.

School of Electronics brief

4 copies of "A brief to be presented to the Honourable Geo. A. Drew Prime Minister and Minister of Education by the Electronics Industry petitioning the Government of the Province of Ontario to establish a permanent School of Electronics to train technicians for the industry". Brief includes the petition, historical background, achievement report, statistical data, and course of study.

Food Industries brief

3 copies of "A brief to be presented to the Honourable George. A. Drew Prime Minister and Minister of Education by various Food Industries petitioning the Government of the Province of Ontario to establish a permanent School to train personnel for the industry". Brief includes the petition, historical background, general information, courses of study, and achievements.

Vocational and pre-matriculation training of Canada's veterans

File contains 5 copies of the report created by Ontario's department of education and Canada's department of labour. Report details the vocational training initiatives and schools across Canada. Every province had schools and programs in place to train veterans in a trade of their choice.

Provincial Department of Education

Province of Ontario - Canadian vocational training rules and regulations

File contains 3 copies for the rules and regulations for vocational training schools.Sections include:

Section I: Introduction
Section II: Implementation of training authorized by the department of veterans' affairs
Section III: Regulation pertaining to the internal organization of the institute
Section IV: Regulations pertaining to conditions of employment
Section V: Regulations pertaining to salary schedules, appointments and salary adjustments
Section VI: Regulations pertaining to compilation of payroll
Section VII: Regulations pertaining to the purchase of equipment and supplies
Section VIII: Rules for the preparation of requisitions to be sent to the regional office
Section IX: Regulations governing real estate and other forms of property
Section X: Regulations governing accountable advances and other forms of accounts
Section XI: Monthly statistical reports
Section XII: Public Relations
Section XIII: Duties of institute and district office staffs
Section XIV: Regulations regarding inspections
Section XV: General
Appendix A: Canadian vocational training re-establishment training agreement

Equipment and Supplies Catalogues

File contains brochures and booklets for equipment used by Toronto's Training and Re-establishment Institute. Included are brochures from:
Serval Gas Refrigerators
Chatillon platform scales
A. B. Dick table-top offset duplicators
Bell & Howell filmosound specialist 16mm projector
Heyer Mark II conqueror duplicator
Foster refrigerator corporation - commercial refrigerators and freezers
Flakice frozen water ribbons ice machine
Angelica uniforms
S. P. Sykes Butcher's and Cook's cutlery
Whitewear uniforms
Pendrith baker's equipment catalogue #12
Pendrith brochures for ovens, and dough mixers
Streamline automatic and hand pie and tart moulding and filling machines

Toronto Training and Re-establishment Insitute School of Electronics - electrical science course hand-outs

Fourteen stapled packs of course handouts for various units in the course. Topics include meters, wheatstone bridge, voltage dividers, faraday's law, lenz's law, magnetism, electromagnetism, condensers, frequency on capacitive reactance, inductive reactance, practical inductances, electrostatics, atomic weight and number, inductive and capacitive circuit phase shifts, and oscillation.

Horology course grading sheets

File contains three incomplete grading sheets from a horology course offered by the Training and Re-establishment Institute from October 6, 1947 and finishing October 1, 1948. Eric A. Campbell's name is written across the top of two of the forms. The first form is an overall course grading sheet that lists all the units covered in the course; the second is from Unit 2 Lathe work; and the third is from Unit 11 Preliminary General Repairs.