The construction industry has an aging workforce and will lose almost a quarter of its workforce to retirement over the next decade. Forecasts also indicate that in the medium to long term, the industry will continue to grow. This means that the industry will need to recruit and train new workers from non-traditional populations: youth, women, new Canadians, visible minorities and Indigenous Peoples.
To increase interest in a career in the trades among these targeted populations, Benchmark Public Relations worked with the Saskatchewan Provincial Building Trades Council and the Construction Labour Relations Association of Saskatchewan to create the 2020 Build Together Calendar.
This calendar provides an overview of the trades, youth apprenticeship programs, the Office to Advance Women Apprentices, and the Build Together program. It also profiles role models including steamfitters, heavy equipment operators, millwrights, boilermakers, journeyperson labourers, and industrial painters. These profiles show how successful a career in the trades can truly be.
The calendar has been distributed to schools, First Nations, and post-secondary institutions throughout the province. Click to view the calendar.