Tradespeople are the backbone of the construction industry, playing a pivotal role in bringing concepts and drawings to life. Their expertise, skills, and dedication ensure that buildings, infrastructure, and homes are constructed safely, efficiently, and to the highest standards. To honor and recognize the invaluable contributions of tradespeople, Tradespeople Day is celebrated on the third September each year.
Skilled trades encompass a wide variety of jobs that require competent workers with specific skill sets. As a union contractor, IPS is affiliated with these trades. If you’re interested in learning more about an apprenticeship or each individual union, visit our website above!
Learn more about why tradespeople are so crucial to the construction industry and why they deserve this day of recognition.
- Technical Expertise: Tradespeople are experts in their respective fields, whether they are plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, or welders. They undergo rigorous training and often receive certifications to ensure they can perform their tasks with precision. Their technical knowledge is vital for ensuring that construction projects are completed correctly and safely.
- Versatility: Tradespeople possess a wide range of skills, allowing them to adapt to various tasks within the construction industry. They can work on anything from laying foundations to installing electrical systems, plumbing fixtures, and finishing touches. Their versatility makes them indispensable, as they can address a multitude of challenges that may arise during a project.
Even though the industry changes, the need for these skills does not. In fact, as the country grows and qualified workers retire, the demand for skilled workers grows. Skilled trades are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the job market today. So, not only does their know-how keep the country going, but their salaries do, too. They’re a major influence on the economy.