Skilled Trades Blog

High School Students Learning the Skilled Trades

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jun 30, 2016 12:54:41 PM

Photo courtesy of CKWS Newswatch

This is the kind of program we love seeing! 

For the past 25 years, Limestone School Board in Kingston, Ontario has offered a building construction internship program to their students, and last semester, these students worked alongside skilled trades people to build homes in an area subdivision. 

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Topics: Hands On Learning, Skilled Trades, Skilled Trades Shortage

Why you Should Care about Canada's Skilled Trades Talent Shortage

Posted by Brad Dixon on Dec 29, 2015 1:14:32 PM

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This isn't the first time I've brought it up, and I doubt it will be the last — there is a skilled trades talent shortage in Canada. In a recent ManpowerGroup survey, 32% of hiring managers in Canada and the U.S. said they are having a hard time finding licensed skilled trades workers to fill their positions, making 2015 the fourth consecutive year that saw a scarcity in skilled trades workers.

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Topics: Skilled Trades Shortage