With inflation rising, empty supermarket shelves, and the ever-increasing costs of everyday goods, it’s obvious that Canada has a supply chain issue. This is made worse by the labour shortage in the transportation and logistics sectors of our economy.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance forecasts that by the end of 2023, the trucking industry will have a shortage of 55,000 workers. This shortage will impact the daily lives of Canadians in big ways.
Canada needs skilled labour today. So, how do we get it?
Regulated career colleges are well positioned to address this issue. With average program lengths of a year or less, regulated career colleges are a direct pipeline of learners to employees. In Canada, an estimated 150,000 learners attend regulated career colleges every year. They choose these institutions because they are close to home, offer flexible learning that suits their lifestyle, and teaches them the tangible, hands-on training that they need to secure a job in their chosen field after graduation.
Canadians should know that regulated career colleges are the solution to Canada’s labour challenges. Learn more about the National Association of Career College’s 450+ member colleges at www.nacc.ca.