August 26, 2022 – CBC PEI: The owner of a plumbing company on Prince Edward Island says he’s trying a new approach to attract new people to the industry. Brad MacAulay, owner of High Valley Heating and Plumbing, placed a post on the company’s Facebook page on Monday saying he wanted to “try something different” when recruiting his next hire.
Instead of selecting a candidate based on experience, the only requirement for this job is that the applicant be ready to learn and keen to work in the trades.
“I’m looking for somebody that may not have been the straight-A student — somebody that loves to tinker, that loves just trying new things, and that’s good with their hands,” he said.
When MacAulay entered the trades more than 20 years ago, he had next to no construction knowledge or experience, he recalled. By chance, he found an employer who was willing to bring him on and train him.
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