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As high school students around Canada who are in their final year begin to prepare for life after graduation, many are concerned that traditional colleges and universities are not the right fit for them. It’s certainly the case that not every person needs to go to a four-year program based on classroom learning; instead, hundreds of thousands choose to go into skilled trades training.
In the mid-1990s, the Canadian government made a huge shift in the way it educated young people. Namely, there was a push towards educating young people about unions and union-related fields. After a generation, we are seeing an increase in the number of young people joining unions; it’s a direct reflection of how one nation’s focus can positively affect its future.
It’s always exciting to learn that young women are exploring careers that have traditionally been thought of as “male domains”. These include, but are not limited to, positions like glaziers, drywall finishers, painters and more. It’s no surprise, then, that many youths entering the skilled trades and unions today in and around Toronto, Ontario are female. While they still aren’t as highly represented as their male counterparts, they absolutely represent a greater percentage than ever before.
There is little argument that it’s critical for young people in Toronto to understand how to maximize their earning potential by getting involved in careers that will challenge them and suit their skill sets. But youths should also be taught about the opportunities that come from being involved in unions. After all, many teens and those early in adulthood may not realize that unions can assist them in launching their careers.
More females than ever before are becoming HAZMAT workers, EIFS workers, painters, glaziers and drywall finishers throughout the nation. This is spurring many Canadian women to become members of unions such as the IUPAT. As a result, unions are becoming more gender-neutral, and consumers of trades are beginning to recognize that the chromosomes with which we are born have little to do with ability when it comes to hands-on jobs.
About three in ten people you meet on the street in Toronto or any other city in Canada are likely to be part of a union. That number continues to hold steady, and some analysts suggest it may be on the rise due to more people getting union jobs, not to mention individuals recognizing the benefits of a union.
Being a glazier is a profession which carries a historically important past. Glaziers helped build and restore residential, commercial and religious buildings in Toronto and the rest of Canada, making the country a more beautiful, practical and safe place to live and work. Today, those who wish to become glaziers should join the IUPAT where they can get paid while they learn more about this potentially high-paying trade.
If you are a worker in Toronto, or any other city in Ontario, it’s important for you to understand the benefits that can present themselves when you join a union. Currently, there are hundreds of unions that operate in a wide variety of industries, such as IUPAT, which focuses upon giving advantages to individuals who work as glaziers, drywall finishers, painters, plasterers and similar trades.
As you may be aware, Toronto is currently hopping with activity! New structures are being built for the 2015 Pan Am games and our newly elected Premiere is talking about upgrading schools, hospitals and other facilities. This means a great opportunity for a new career for you as a drywall taper. The IUPAT is currently seeking those who are interested in beginning a drywall apprenticeship in Toronto!