Panel Discussion #6: Breaking Down Barriers: Skilled Trades

Holiday Inn Sudbury

One of the top concerns for Northern Ontario’s businesses is finding and retaining skilled labour, and employers in the skilled trades are experiencing drastic shortages across the board. Why is there a gap between employers and job seekers? How can we bridge the gap between what is needed and what students are training for? What communication gaps exist between employers and educators, and what needs to be done to overcome such challenges, so we are training our students for the needs of the labour market?