October 7, 2013

Enticing young people into industry

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—The manufacturing sector needs to become more transparent if it wants to entice young people into the skilled trades and ultimately into factory jobs, four panelists agreed yesterday morning during a discussion at the 2013 Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS).

Much of the conversation revolved around finding ways to educate youth about the opportunities in manufacturing.

Gail Smyth, executive director of Skills Ontario, said kids start deciding what they want to be when they grow up as early as kindergarten and grade one.

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