Talking Trades – How to Attract Young People to Construction

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Ontario’s construction industry faces a shortage of skilled workers. Reports show that the residential construction labour force is expected to expand by nearly 7,300 workers by 2029. Factoring in retirements, there’s expected to be a projected gap of close to 21,800 workers by then. So how do you attract more youth to the industry? Richard Lyall, a director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and president of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), discusses the situation with Jon Callegher, executive director of Job Talks, which recently launched a video series in conjunction with RESCON and RCCAO and other groups.

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