Nobina Robinson in Globe and Mail Education Online on Skilled Trades

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Globe and Mail:

Twenty years after the “brain drain” of the 1990s, a new threat to the supply of talent in Canada is apparent. Key industry sectors and leading employers in Canada are warning of a skills shortage and a lack of skilled tradespeople. Others call this a skills “mismatch.” Governments are under pressure to enact a range of labour market “interventions,” from short-term fixes to immigration to new investment in training and skills upgrading to changes to existing talent support programs.

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What People are Saying

Every year, polytechnics produce more than 58,000 graduates who are ready for the job market.  They have the skills to find practical business solutions and to help companies grow.

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, November 14, 2013