As B.C.’s population ages, employers in the trades are considering who will succeed them when they retire. Right now, there are fewer young people entering the workforce than older people leaving, and that’s a concern. Attracting young people to the trades can be an uphill battle; many think careers in the trades are dangerous, dirty, low-paying, or a dead end.
That’s not true, and we’re trying to change that perception. Do you have a story about how you’ve moved along your career path that you think people should hear to counter those misconceptions? Contact us and tell us your story!
According to a recent story in the Journal of Commerce written by Erin Johnston of the Industry Training Authority, today’s youth have many career options available to them, and many of them are in the trades. The ITA’s goal is to “showcase the opportunities that exist in the skilled trades and to engage and encourage youth and their parents to consider these prospective careers.”