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For far too long, governments have competed for investment by providing cash subsidies to corporations. But, sooner or later, businesses needing subsidies almost always fail, leaving bleak, abandoned plant sites. By contrast, as Premier Clark recently noted: "One of the terrific legacies of (training people for) these projects will be a highly skilled, highly qualified workforce . . . that will attract more investment."
To do their crucial job, Canada's polytechnics and trades colleges must receive a substantially larger portion of the funding pie.
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Georgia clinched a deal for a new 1,400 employee Caterpillar plant by funding a similar industry specific college program that, in the words of Caterpillar spokesperson Lisa Millar, ". . . provides comprehensive, customized training to expanding and new businesses in the state." And in January, Florida announced a training program to help attract science and technology investments.
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Not surprisingly, provinces facing the most acute skilled labour shortages feel the strongest sense of urgency. To meet that goal, Premier Christy Clark has pledged to "re engineer the education system from high school to post secondary." Lv Neverfull Outfit And a recent report commissioned by her government recommends at least 25 per cent of trade's jobs on public infrastructure and LNG projects be filled by apprentices.
In February, Labour Minster Jason Kenny led a delegation to examine the skilled trades system that lies at the heart of Germany's economic success.
Unfortunately, the disconnected 13 province and territory jurisdictional structure means apprentices who manage to find work in another province or territory may be barred from counting their on the job training hours toward journeyman status.
Now the shortage of trades has shot to the top of the skills gap agenda, we're starting to see signs of progress. These are positive steps, but what's needed is complete harmonization of apprenticeship programs from coast to coast.
OECD data shows countries with the highest rates of apprenticeship also have the lowest youth unemployment. In Germany, more than half of post secondary students enter apprenticeship programs, while apprentices make up just two per cent of Canada's workforce.
Increasing the supply of skilled tradespersons has rapidly become the country's most critical educational need, yet barriers to training remain virtually unchanged. Applicants often face long waiting lists because funding hasn't grown in concert with that need, while huge sums are being spent turning out post secondary graduates with skills that are neither useful to their own future nor that of our country.
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