Skilled Trades In High Demand

At Tucker Homes, we pride ourselves on our commitment to construction of high-performance buildings and well-detailed finishes. We believe that by embracing these principles, we can create homes that are not only beautiful but also energy-efficient, comfortable, and durable. Our team of skilled tradespeople understands the importance of building science and high-performance construction techniques and works hard to ensure that each home we build is of the highest quality. We have incorporated techniques such as air sealing, proper insulation, and high-efficiency HVAC systems into our homes to ensure optimal comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.

As the construction industry continues to evolve, the need for skilled and well-trained tradespeople will only increase. According to Skills Ontario, Construction workers (large umbrella for carpenters) rank in the top 5 of the trades most currently in demand, and the Canadian Home Builder’s Association has stated there already is a shortage of skilled tradespeople, which is expected to worsen in the coming years. BuildForce Canada estimates that 257,000 construction workers will retire by 2029.This shortage is due to several factors, including an aging workforce, lack of training programs, and the perception that trades jobs are less desirable than white-collar jobs.

This shortage of skilled tradespeople poses a significant challenge to the construction industry, particularly as we continue to expand into more of a building science field. Building science is a multidisciplinary field that includes elements of physics, engineering, architecture, and environmental science. To succeed in this field, tradespeople must have an understanding of these disciplines and be able to apply them in practical ways on job sites.

To address this shortage of skilled tradespeople, we need to encourage more people to pursue careers in the trades, whether they be a young person’s first career, or an experienced person looking to make a change. We need to promote the trades as an exciting and rewarding career path that offers job security, good pay, opportunities for growth and advancement and a high level of job satisfaction. We also need to invest in training programs and apprenticeships that provide tradespeople with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the construction as it evolves further into a building science field.

In conclusion, the construction industry is rapidly evolving, and we need skilled and well-trained tradespeople to keep up with these changes. Understanding building science and high-performance construction is no longer optional; it is essential for building homes that are energy-efficient, comfortable, and sustainable. As a society, we must do more to promote the trades and invest in training programs that will provide the next generation of tradespeople with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Anyone interested to learn more about the opportunities in the skilled trades can check out these resources below for a career path. And we strongly encourage anyone interested in construction to reach out and speak with a Builder to learn more from the people that do it.