It is collaborating with The Learning Partnership to champion the event on Nov. 6 when Grade 9 students across the country will spend the day in a workplace learning about a possible career path.
“National Take Our Kids to Work Day provides a great opportunity for employers to connect with their employees’ children while showcasing their workplace,” said Angela Splinter, CEO, Trucking HR Canada,
“At a time when we need to be doing a better job at highlighting our positives, we encourage employers to participate.”
A recent survey suggests that only 9.5% of truck drivers in Canada are younger than 30 years old, compared to 23.8% of the entire Canadian labor force.
Competition to recruit young people is high in all industries, but according to Trucking HR Canada research, only 50% of trucking industry employers have formal plans to recruit millennials.
Employer participation in the program provides an excellent opportunity to showcase this industry as a great place to work, Trucking HR Canada said.
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