Keeping your employees up with the times – free of chargeAbbott’s in-house apprenticeships help employees adapt to newer technologiesBy Cathy Lewis03/24/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/24/2014 Few employees are given the chance to upgrade their post-secondary education and skills during work hours, free of charge. But through a unique training program, some manufacturing employees at Abbott Point of Care are doing just that.Abbott is a global health-care company focused on advancing practices in medicine, science and business to help people live healthier lives. Its facility in Ottawa is the global manufacturing site for cartridges used in the i-STAT system — a hand-held blood analyzer for bedside and patient point of care diagnostic testing. In 2007, Abbott made significant investments to help support its growth by purchasing automated equipment. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.