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New Canadian website to promote careers in trades


November 16, 2012
By Bakers Journal

Nov. 16, 2012, Ottawa – Two national organizations have partnered to
revamp the  Careers in Trades website and ensure Canadian youth have to
access up-to-date information on skilled trades careers.

Nov. 16, 2012, Ottawa – Two national organizations, the Canadian
Apprenticeship Forum and Skills/Compétences Canada, have partnered to
revamp the  Careers in Trades website and ensure Canadian youth have to
access up-to-date information on skilled trades careers.
 
“Apprenticeship stakeholders across trades, across sectors and across
Canada tell us promoting careers in the skilled trades is a fundamental
priority,” said Sarah Watts-Rynard, executive director of the Canadian
Apprenticeship Forum, in a press release. “With skills shortages looming
in many trades, ensuring youth and students have opportunities to
explore career options in the trades is as important to the Canadian
economy as it is to individuals suited to hands-on, well paid and
highly-satisfying work.”
 
The revamped website features step-by-step information on how to take up
an apprenticeship, lists the advantages of a career in the trades, and
offers youth, educators and parents stories from real apprentices across
Canada. Over the next few months, additional resources for educators
and students will also be updated.
 
"We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum to
reintroduce the Careers in Trades website,” said Shaun Thorson, CEO of
Skills/Compétences Canada, in a press release. “It will be a valuable
resource for thousands of career seekers looking for a rewarding future
in the trades and technologies.  Supporting and promoting apprenticeship
and training is essential to meet the demand for qualified skilled
trades professionals."
 
The original Careers in Trades website was developed by the two
organizations and launched more than five years ago as part of a
national career awareness campaign. Visit the new site at www.careersintrades.ca.