The Conference Board of Canada predicts that due to an aging workforce, 50% of the current tradespeople will retire in the next 7-10 years. By 2020, there will be a shortage of about 1 million workers.
Spending on home renovations in Canada is growing faster than the supply of skilled tradespeople. This leads to long waits for help and plenty of incentive for incompetent and unethical contractors to stay in business. It is the mission of The Holmes Foundation to ensure that all residential renovation and construction in Canada is done right... the first time.
The Holmes Foundation is partnering with schools, businesses and governments to provide information on careers in the building trades and offers scholarships and bursaries to students pursuing training in these trades.
SUPERSEALis asking all BSDs manufacturers and distributors to put their best foot forward and help this worthy cause as it is directly related to our families and our livelihood
For more information about programs, scholarships and bursaries go to:
The Holmes Foundation