Attracting youth into the trades through practical, hands-on exploration.
Vet and transition youth from school to site through established infrastructure.
Employ and develop youth on the job with industry training and knowledge transfer.
The Trade Consortium currently includes the forming, concrete, and flooring industries - to employ the new generation, Trades Expo, BC's largest hands on trades event - to promot to the new generation, Canadian National Trades - to transition the new generation, and C-STA, Canadian Skilled Trades Association - to train the new generation.
All trades welcome! Call us let's make it happen.
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Short version...We are facing a critical workforce shortage. No company large or small is immuned to the impending shortage as it's a demographical shift, meaning to many retiring and not enough of those we need were born.
Collectively, the current trades represented, need between 100 - 140 new tradespeople EACH per year evey year for the next 10 years, to replace retiring, to accommodate decline in workforce participation and consertative estimated growth requirements.
The participating trades also have NO private sector training opportunities leaving the new generation with little skills development and mentorship options.
The solution is a Trade Consortium that is actively mobilized to address the issue by transitioning NEW TALENT youth from school to site and combining this with 'new' training that is practical, current, comptency based and on the job, to ensure skill development and knowldege transfer to a new generation. Collectively we are working on building the next trade workforce.
Are you an Association? Looking to help your membership develop a new generation workforce? Call us an see what we can do?Email us OR Phone us
Are you a company looking for a workforce? Call us let's make it happen.Email us OR Phone us
Are you a public or independent school, a private program, or an alternative program looking to promote the trades to your youth? Call us.Email us OR Phone us