By the Numbers: Digital Skills and Certified Trades

Toronto – October 18, 2019 - Pursuing a career in the certified trades continues to be top of mind among many post-secondary students who know the value that practical skills can bring to the workplace.

Coupling digital skills with apprenticeship training serves to prepare members for the jobs of the future. Canadians continue to lag their OECD counterparts in digital-problem solving skills which is a set-back if you’re looking to a secure a job in today’s tech driven labour market.        
UFCW Canada understands the importance of equipping members with the skills they need to advance in these in-demand sectors. A career in the skilled trades offers not only meaningful employment but continues to be a great option to upgrade your opportunities. This is why digital skills are important components when developing the apprenticeship programs of the future.

We want to know more about your interest in building digital skills alongside certified trades and ask that you take five minutes to fill out our apprenticeship survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card for use at your favourite UFCW grocery store! Take the survey here.

Source: Statistics Canada