In-demand skilled trades in the spotlight

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Businesses are being urged to share their thoughts on what can be done to address the local skilled trades shortage.

Area businesses are also being encouraged to nominate an exceptional skilled tradesperson for local Skilled Tradesperson of the Year awards.

A new Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie survey asks employers to identify their business’ in-demand skilled trades positions and seeks their ideas on how to increase the number of journeypersons and apprentices, and how to improve Ontario’s apprenticeship system.

The five-minute In-Demand Skilled Trades Survey is part of a wider discussion with employers taking place here and other communities across Ontario about skilled trades. A series of drop-in appreciation events will be held throughout September in Brantford, Six Nations/New Credit, and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk.

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