Study shows more must be done to encourage youth to consider the skilled trades

July 13, 2022
A new study from the 3M State of Science Index suggests that more must be done to encourage young Canadians to consider the trades. The study showed that 96% of Canadians believe that Canada needs more skilled trades workers, but 76% said they would not consider the trades for their own careers. The report recommends removing barriers to gaining training in the skilled trades, ensuring resources reach youth, and helping to change the perceptions of the skilled trades. To raise awareness, 3M has committed to creating five million STEM and skilled trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals by 2025. News Wire (Editorial)