Ontario Construction News 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. Ontario Construction News supports Honour the Work and each week we share a video from the website.
In this week’s video, Mira Polski, apprentice carpenter, talks about her typical workday and shares advice for young people considering trades careers.