ORBA speaker offers tips for dealing with generational differences in the workplace.

Organizations today can have up to five generations working together and the key to success is to understand those different mindsets and engage them.

That was the message from Giselle Kovary, president of n-gen People Performance Inc., a speaker at the Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s 92nd annual convention, Harmonizing the Future, held Feb. 4 in Toronto. Read More.

CCA introduces mentorship pilot program

In an industry first, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research and Program (NRC IRAP) and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI), is introducing a mentorship pilot program. Read more.

Manitoba aims to empower and increase women in the trades

Manitoba is hoping to increase representation of women in the trades, aided by the launch a trades-focused Women’s Equality Week.

“Women in Manitoba continue to be underrepresented in many areas of training including the trades,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires during an announcement at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT). “We know that when people are empowered with skills and training, all kinds of doors open to good jobs, financial stability and better opportunities.  This project will help teach prospective students about non-traditional career options and create support networks to enable careers in the trades.”

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