Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Ontario Construction Careers Alliance (OCCA) says it has released a new “Constructing a Career” video to promote jobs in the industry and trades to young people.
The video was produced because the province has declared that schools will not reopen for the remainder of the term, OCCA says in a statement. The OCCA is reaching out to school boards and teachers to encourage circulation of the video and earlier videos developed by Job Talks.
The video notes that training programs are available to help young people gain valuable work experience in the industry and earn while they learn. As the video explains, construction provides young people an opportunity to take up a challenging career and an opportunity to grow into a supervisory position or start their own company.
The OCCA works with educators, parents and Ontario youth to match new skills, talents and ambitions with the limitless opportunities of a career in construction.
OCCA members include: Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario, Residential Construction Council of Ontario, LiUNA Canadian Tri-Fund, Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association, Ontario Stone Sand and Gravel Association, Toronto Area Road Builders Association, Heavy Construction Association of Toronto and Ontario Road Builders Association.