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: 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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Innovation on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2019

Each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) creates an opportunity to assess the progress women have made and the barriers that […]

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Build Together: Women in Leadership

Feb 4, 2019

Ashley Duncan started her career with Heat and Frost Insulators, Local 118 back in 2010. Born and raised in Coquitlam, […]

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The Accidental Apprentice Podcast: An Interview with Lindsay Amundsen

Jan 23, 2019

When you were young, did you ever dream of doing the exact kind of work you are doing today? For […]

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Reflecting on Women Build Nations and what it means for Canadian tradeswomen

Nov 15, 2018

Just one month ago, over 2,300 tradeswomen – including 150 Canadian tradeswomen – gathered in Seattle, Washington to participate in […]

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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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