Members of the Quinte Home Builders Association (QHBA) are experiencing a shortage of skilled trades people in a number of occupations in the construction industry. This has resulted in local employers facing difficulties filling various occupations. QBHA members are supporting ECOTB in educating both students, parents and the public about existing and future opportunities within the industry.
QHBA provided ECOTB with a booth at the 2018 Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show where there were able to highlight to parents, students and the general public the variety of opportunities a career in construction offers. Staff from the local Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development assisted at the booth.
Planning is underway for an informative event in November 2018 that will consist of interactive displays for students to participate in along with an engaging activity for the students to complete.