Executive Director Sean Strickland CBC Radio Ottawa Morning Interview

On April 13, 2022, CBTU Executive Director Sean Strickland appeared on the CBC Radio Ottawa Morning show to discuss the challenge in meeting the demand for skilled trades workers over the next 5-10 years as the housing industry sets targets for hundreds of thousands of new builds. Strickland spoke about incentives and supports to bring more people into the skilled trades, including the provision in the 2022 Federal Budget to double the Union and Innovation Training Program. Funding provided through this program supports apprentices as they complete their apprenticeship. Strickland also spoke about the importance of attracting and retaining more women and BIPOC individuals in the skilled trades, and explained some of the programs CBTU are working with to do that. Listen to the full interview below.

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