In response to growing concerns within our industry, BC Wood has moved into Phase Three on a project and plan to address future shortages of skilled workers in the value-added wood products sector. This project will bring together employers from across BC representing the value-added and advanced wood manufacturing sectors, to provide input and comment on their strategic priorities. The engagement will focus on identifying actions and implementation strategies to raise awareness of the value-added wood products industry, and improve attraction, retention, and training opportunities that will meet the upcoming needs of this important BC Industry Sector.
BC Wood is leading the project, along with a broad industry advisory group. For more information or to learn how you can contribute to the development of a skilled labor strategy, contact Brian Hawrysh at BC Wood:
To read the backgrounder and results of Phases One and Two, you can read more here.