Apprenticeship & School to Career Presentation. Skilled Trades. Why are they important???. Where were you on. August 14, 2003. On that day, things just stopped working….for over 50 million people. Output of the Federal Government fell by 5.1%
Why are they important???
August 14, 2003
Oil & Gas extraction was down – litre of gas rose by 6.3 cents in August
One in four people stayed home and could not work
Millions of dollars of spoiled food
Lost revenues in travel industry
Retail sector downIn 24 Hours…
Source: Hamilton Spectator - November 1, 2003
Source: Hamilton Spectator, November 16, 2003
Source: Statistics Canada & Human Resource Development Canada, 2000
per year in debt
will be in trades and technologies
Source: Hamilton Spectator April 8, 2001 & Information Technology Association of Canada
15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64
Source: Statistics Canada
Source: Hamilton Spectator – November 26, 2002
There is no reason why women should not pursue these high paying rewarding careers.
More women are entering the skilled Trades through apprenticeship each year.
Many women out perform men in many skilled trades – ie. tool and die, welding, and electrical.
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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
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