Welcome to the site; I hope you find it informative. I'll discuss a wide variety of trades-related topics that reflect my own path in the trades, and issues relevant to what is happening with the new "College of Trades" here in the province of Ontario. Be sure to check older posts, and I'd welcome your comments


Friday, October 21, 2011

Facing Changes.....

I've been away for quite a while, just no time for writing and thinking about the trades. I hope to be able to add some constructive elements.

I've been working full time as an electrician, long hours, plus part time business, so an adjustment is welcome.

Changing Role of High School Guidance Counsellors

Here's an article worth reading on the long-standing issue of guidance counsellors' under-representing skilled trades to prospective students. The author suggests that the situation is improving, but not all commenters are in agreement. The conversation also was divided on the struggles of many tradespeople to sustain employment and reasonable wages and benefits as compared to comparable work. Others' seem to have joined the $200,000. club and can't understand the angst. Where I work, I'm closer to the former.