Advancing Aboriginal youth should be a top priority – Western Investor

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2018250 Views

January 11, 2018

Canada should embark immediately on an urgent national campaign to raise the standard of living and the education of its Aboriginal youth.

It is for the national good, and specifically for Canada’s resource, construction and development industries.

B.C.’s construction industry alone has an estimated current shortfall of 14,000 tradespeople and technicians, while more than $300 billion in major projects are in the pipeline.

More architects, engineers and, yes, trained hardhats will be needed. Much of the job recruiting effort is now overseas.

But we could train our own experts.

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