Skilled trades shortages are growing as baby boomers retire and housing starts increase.
In response, government and industry representatives often set up booths overseas trying to attract trades to Canada.
However there is another solution right here in our community, that might inject thousands of students into the construction industry.
These students also choose electives.
These electives would offer a more well-rounded education, and provide employable skills during the summer and immediately after graduation.
These skills are transferable – construction offers good-paying jobs in every community across Canada.
We have trade schools and universities in our region with the expertise to teach the necessary skills, and young people willing and able to learn.
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