Canada Needs 167,000 New Apprentices In A Hurry!
Over the past 15 years, signs of declining interest in the auto trade have been apparent.
We should be very concerned. We have to find a way to attract today’s youth into the trades.
The visible trend is that most shops will take anyone to fill a bay. The great fear of losing an employee has led to poorly qualified techs and lower quality repairs.
Unfortunately, I don’t see the declining numbers changing any time soon, and what I believe may happen is a drastic rise in labour cost, which will lead to higher door rates. We need to act now. Think of what the future would look like without trades people!
Downtown Gas & Auto Centre, Toronto, Ont.
Please help us spread the word to the new generation of male and female young adults.