Mentorship plays a large role in the success of future leaders of the trades industry. Mentorship helps build healthy relationships in the workplace, great communication skills, safety awareness, and much more.
Over recent years, skilled trade jobs have come into high demand. These are jobs that provide excellent remuneration, career advancement, and an opportunity to make a significant contribution to one of the most vibrant industries in Canada. Canada’s growing economy, high employment rates, and excellent earning potential do not seem to be slowing down any time soon. Although the construction industry has remained mostly stable through the pandemic, the industry is changing. More than ever, the skilled trades need a more diverse apprenticeship pool engaged in problem-solving, creative teamwork, and demonstrating excellent communication skills.
There is a lot more to the construction industry than putting on a hard hat, tool belt, and getting the job done. Although those are all essential tasks, the industry requires more than just advancing technical skills.
Communication plays a prominent role in the success of the industry. As the workplace becomes more diverse with different cultures, genders, and age demographics, communication styles become more varied. Just like a father has a different way of communicating than his twenty-two-year-old daughter, the workforce needs to integrate various communication styles. You are guaranteed to be working with a more eclectic group of workers on the job site than ever. Each individual enters a job site with a unique way of handling feedback, asking questions, gaining knowledge, and overall communication. With such diverse communication styles, it is crucial to create and establish a solid baseline of communication understood by ALL in the industry. Whether you are a new apprentice or a seasoned chargehand, providing a common language for the skilled trades workers creates a solid footing from which we can grow and develop together.
Mentorship Matters recognizes the need to establish the building blocks (best practices) for good communication skills as we enter the construction world with a more diverse workforce. The Mentorship Matters program captures the mentors’ best communication styles and ensures that it is passed down to the mentees. In this program, you will learn how to communicate effectively within the construction industry, setting you up for a bright future in a flourishing business sector.