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Canada is in the midst of a skilled labour shortage. It is estimated that 1 million skilled workers will be needed by 2020. Equipping students with the technical, financial and business skills needed to pursue a career in the Trades is important for students to successfully launch their careers in this growing and in-demand industry.
In JA’s new self-directed online program, students will encounter multiple learning mediums that will assist them in understanding, analyzing, evaluating and applying financial and business skills essential for a successful trades career. Students will learn the business side of the skilled trades to complement the technical training they receive in school. Combined, these skills help students successfully transition to further education or employment opportunities.
In this program, students:
- Examine the challenges and opportunities in working in the skilled trades
- Explore sources of funding for their skilled trades career
- Prepare marketing strategies for their skilled trades career
- Evaluate management procedures for their skilled trades career pathway