February 17, 2021 – Huddle Magazine: Up to 30 percent of the welding workforce in Canada is set to retire within the next 10 years, according to a spokesperson for the CWB Welding Foundation. Executive Director Susan Crowley says currently, there’s a lack of qualified welders to fill those roles.
“These are professions that support traditional industries, whether they be resources based or shipbuilding, or manufacturing, transportation industries as well as newly emerging industries and in high technology.”
According to the CWB Welding Foundation, there is a reduced focus on skilled trades training in secondary and post-secondary institutions.
Recent labour market surveys indicate strong growth for the welding and joining the industry and the entire construction sector over the next decade and beyond.
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