The chart above shows the top 10 skilled trades jobs that had the most postings throughout 2020 in Hamilton. However, the majority of skilled trades occupations continued to work through the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic due to the nature of work being essential. The chart above shows there was still a big demand for many skilled trades occupations through all of 2020 and the top skilled trades occupations have grown during the pandemic based on employment statistics.
Skilled Trades Employer Toolkit
WPH developed a partnership with the Mohawk College Apprenticeship Community Hub to create a bespoke digital Toolkit for Skilled Trade Employers aimed at supporting employers during the hiring crisis in our community by providing easily accessible online information.
The Toolkit will support employers through recruitment and retention of apprenticeships, including guidance and tips to successfully on-board and retain apprentices featuring specific information on:
- Financial incentives
- Release to School
We will be hosting a virtual Zoom forum on March 1st from 8:30-10am, to present the Apprenticeship Employer Tool Kit to skilled trades employers in Hamilton and to gather employer feedback about how this new comprehensive digital Tool Kit can work for employers.
If you are interested in participating in the employer feedback please register your interest through email to firstname.lastname@example.org - invitations will follow in the coming weeks.