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.

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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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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