Skilled Trades Projects

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Over the past years, WPH has created reports and resources for Hamilton’s Skilled Trades sector. Click a project title to learn more about it!

Student Apprenticeship Toolkit

WPH created a streamlined toolkit to support students looking into apprenticeships. We provide a valuable resource to new young apprentices by gathering all the information needed to get started with an apprenticeship in a streamlined guide.

2021 SME Report

Check out WPH’s SME report which looks at small-to-medium employers in the skilled trades.

Employer Apprenticeship Toolkit

WPH in collaboration with Mohawk College Apprenticeship Community Hub (The Hub) have developed online content to support your recruitment and retention efforts to support Apprenticeship success.

In Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton

In 2019, WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019. Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.

Moving with the Times

This guide highlights the types of jobs that will be available throughout the construction of the LRT and skills, competencies and training necessary to be successful in a career in these fields. It also offers some insights into the jobs required to maintain it after it is built.

Under Pressure Series

WPH began an investigation into skills gaps in 2017 as we recognized the signs of a tightening labour market in the skilled trades. The narrative continues into 2020 with heightened apprehension among employers of a looming “hiring crisis.” This project series explores the availability of skilled trades workers in the Trades.

Skills in Hamilton’s Manufacturing Sector

This report provides a brief overview of the manufacturing sector in Hamilton. It brings to light many of the skills challenges the industry is facing, and where efforts need to focus to help alleviate the issues.

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