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.

Build Together: Women of the Building Trades Partners with LeanIn.Org to Mentor Women in the Trades

Nov 6, 2019

Women continue to make up less than five per cent of the construction workforce. Build Together: Women of the Building […]

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Member Profile: Shylah Nokusis, Carpenter

Jun 21, 2019

Shylah Nokusis has a number of trades under her belt, so to speak. She’s a Red Seal carpenter, a second-year […]

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Member Profile: Angus Potskin, Plumber

Jun 20, 2019

Angus Potskin’s story, like many that end up as a tradesperson, isn’t straightforward. When he came up through the trades, […]

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Member Profile: Diana Dawson, Electrical Apprentice

Jun 19, 2019

Diana Dawson is one of the first cohort of students to go through the WATT program, and is currently working […]

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If you’re a woman, LNG Canada wants you

Jun 18, 2019

Via the CBC, original article found here.   LNG Canada is hoping free training will attract more women employees to its […]

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Member Profile: Lyle Daniels, Build Together Saskatchewan

Jun 18, 2019

The Indigenous population is the youngest and fastest growing in Canada. Lyle Daniels has made it his personal mission to […]

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B.C. Building Trades, not taxpayers, financed my Red Seal training

Jun 6, 2019

Ashley Duncan, BuildTogether BC Vice-Chair, Red Seal Journeyperson with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers […]

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Save the Date: 2019 Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference

Jun 6, 2019

Over the years, because of your dedication, this conference has grown and grown.  With that growth, we have experienced many […]

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Promoting Careers in the Building Trades: Building Trades of Alberta Blog

May 29, 2019

Check out BTA Executive Director, Terry Parker, latest blog post: Promoting Careers in the Building Trades In my last blog, […]

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Build Together: Year in Review

Apr 29, 2019

Today, representatives from Building Trades affiliates and Build Together Chapters across the country are meeting to share updates on what […]

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