Honour the Work showcasing skilled trades careers

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CaDCR staff writer

As the construction faces a labour crisis, Honour the Work is a national “one-stop-shop” connecting Canadians to skilled trades careers.

“We thought, what if we could create a hub so that Canadians have a single spot to begin learning of the opportunities and careers in the skilled trades,” organizers said. “We knew that career choices are often imprinted in elementary aged children, so we asked, how we help showcase trade careers as the intellectually and physically stimulating STEAM jobs they are.

“We set out to identify and remove barriers preventing people from pursuing an apprenticeship.”

Resources on the site include a series of videos showcasing tradespeople, apprentices and construction leaders. Canadian Design and Construction Report supports Honour the Work and each week we share a video from the website.

In this week’s video Red Seal Millwright Kate Parr shares her experience about the challenges of being a woman working in the skilled trades.

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