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Vocational Training schools and Training and Re-establishment Institutes

  • RG 58
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1947

The vocational and matriculation rehabilitation of Canada's war veterans was undertaken by Canadian Vocational Training - a Dominion-provincial organization under the direction of the Dominion Department of Labour. Every province had some degree of program for the training of returning veterans.
Ontario offered technical training, matriculation, commercial, agriculture, and mining training with centre is Toronto, London, Hamilton, Kitchener, Windsor, Fort William, Brockville, Prescott, Kingston, North Bay, Ottawa, Guelph, Kemptville, and Haileybury.

Toronto's Training and Re-establishment was the largest facility, located in the vacated Department of Education buildings on Gould Street (RCAF Training School during the War). TRIT, as it became known as, offered technical, matriculation, and commercial training courses. They included architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, plastering, bricklaying, plumbing, steam fitting, sheet metal, painting and decorating, Sign painting, carpentry, mill work, cabinet making, upholstery, wood finishing, electrical construction, electrical maintenance, radio broadcast technicians, industrial electronic technicians, radio servicing technicians, radio announcing and broadcasting, radio commercial operators, radio and electrical appliance servicing, chefs, bakery, horology, gem setting, graphic arts, machinist, tool making, welding, forging, women's tailoring, dressmaking, homemaking, practical nursing, photography, motor winding, stationary engineering, barbering, hairdressing and beauty culture, telegraphy, refrigeration and air conditioning, piano tuning and repair, and printing trades. The School of Photography and the School of Graphic Arts were singular to Toronto.
The training ended in 1947, with many of the courses being rolled over into the new Ryerson Institute of Technology, which opened in 1948.
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.

Technical and Vocational

File contains a collection of records relating to technical and vocational education. Included are: a brochure for the 1st national conference of the Canadian Vocational Association; Vol. XXIII, No. 3 of TEN - Technical Education News by McGraw-Hill; an outline of the Plant Assessment program; "A program for Technical and Vocational Training in Ontario" a statement by Honourable John P. Robarts, Minister of Education, Province of Ontario; C. R. Ford's, director of Vocational Training Branch of the Dept. of Labour, address to the first annual meeting of the Canadian Vocational Education Association, Aug. 13, 1958; correspondence from E. D. W. Courtice, representative from Hamilton, Ontario of the Canadian Vocational Education Association; Vol. VI no. 4 of "The Ontario Technologist"; information on the the Technical Assistance Act of the Canadian government; a brief on the aims, organization and progress of the Association of Professional Technologists of the Province of Ontario; Vol. 1 no. 2 Technical and Vocational Education in Canada; a statement from the OSSTF regarding the Technical Assistance Act; Board of Education for the Township of North York brochure for advanced technical evening courses; "A general review of the task confronting a select committee on manpower training of the Ontario Legislature"; and a pamphlet issued by the Minister of Education "Advanced Technical Evening Classes - requirements for certificates".

Education and Employment - Technical and Vocational Training

File contains records pertaining to Technical and Vocational training and employment. Included in the file are: a brochure from the Scarborough Board of Education about "the 'New' look of business education"; "Apprenticeship Training in Ontario" booklet from the Department of Labour; a brochure about Telephone Technicians; correspondence and included thesis on vocational education in Canada; "A brief to the Comite D'Etude Sur L'Enseignement Technique et Professionnel" by Peter Dobush; a report by the John Howard Society of Ottawa "Study Action Committee on Youth Employment"; and other associated clippings, correspondence and writings.

Special Vocational Schools (New York and elsewhere)

File contains a newspaper article about the High School of Performing Arts in New York, New York, and a copy of the Educational Studies and Documents No. 36 "Technical and Vocational Education in the U. S. A" - a bibliographical survey prepared by the United States Office of Education.

Canadian Polytechnic Institute

File contains general correspondence and brochures for the Canadian Polytechnic Institute located at 1262 Don Mills Road, Don Mills, Ontario. The majority of its courses were Science related (Physics, Chemistry, Botany) but they did offer courses in English, History, and Engineering.

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

Rochester Institute of Technology course completion card

Item is a course completion card for A.J. Orr in quality control for the chemical industries. It reads: "Rochester Institute of Techonolgy / EVENING AND EXTENSION DIVISION / THIS CERTIFICATE INDICATES THAT / [inscribed in blue ink] A. J. Orr / HAS COMPLETED THE COURSE IN / [inscribed in blue ink] Quality Control of the Chemical Industries". It is signed by President Mark Ellingson and Director Burton C. Stratton and dated 1951-52.

Rochester Institute of Technology