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

We need to clearly and in every opportunity indicate that the choice of going to a Canadian polytechnic and working in a technical vocation is every bit as valuable as going to university and getting an academic degree.

Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister for Employment and Social Development, May 7, 2014