Blog

As a part of our ongoing strategy to increase stakeholder and member engagement, and to communicate ideas & strategies, Build Together will be blogging on various topics throughout the year.

Here are some of the workforce development blog topics you can look forward to:

  • Power in influence
  • Change: why change? And what is an agent of change?
  • Measuring success: what doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done
  • Setting targets/objectives
  • What is an ambidextrous leader?
  • Generational differences in the workplace
  • Mentorship
  • Respectful, inclusive and diverse workplaces
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Barriers for underrepresented groups in the construction industry

We will host guest bloggers and include updates on our Build Together initiatives across the country.

Can we talk about a problem people don’t want to talk about?

Sep 10, 2018

For most people, September begins the back to school season and the feeling of a new year starting. For us […]

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Message to Contractors: Hiring Women = Success

Jul 27, 2018

You’re too weak, too big, too small and too female. A young relative of mine is entering the electrical trade […]

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Celebrating Tradeswomen on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2018

This International Women’s Day 2018, we celebrate the many phenomenal Canadian tradeswomen from coast to coast who serve tirelessly and […]

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Mental Health – Connecting the Dots

Feb 20, 2018

As I sat down to write this, I thought, “what can I say about mental health that hasn’t already been […]

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NextGen: The IBEW’s Initiative for Today’s Young Worker

Jan 19, 2018

Millennials. The term draws eye rolls from older generations. The first and oldest millennial today is 35 years of age. […]

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Why is everyone talking about mentorship?

Dec 13, 2017

Perspective from Canada’s Building Trades Unions Mentorship Alliance Why is there so much talk these days about workplace mentoring? The […]

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How do we successfully recruit and retain more Indigenous Youth in the skilled construction trades?

Nov 16, 2017

To answer this question we need to start a dialogue on the barriers that many Indigenous Peoples and youth face; […]

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Women Build Nations- what does it mean for tradeswomen?

Oct 24, 2017

Women Build Nations is a conference for active, aspiring and retired tradeswomen from all over the world. Hosted by the […]

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What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done

Oct 4, 2017

Your organization is ready for change, you’ve rallied your people and have implemented a new program or two. How do […]

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The Power in Influence

Aug 21, 2017

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are structured democratically; the leadership of our fourteen affiliated national construction trade unions and their local unions […]

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