Wet trade shortage looms

A shortage of apprenticeships for wet trades is looming in WA's building industry and there are concerns the low take-up rate and the time taken to recruit new apprentices could trigger expensive delays for consumers and the industry

Ralph Dawson, the executive director of WA's Construction Training Fund, said of the industry's apprentices, there were just 300 bricklayers, 120 tilers and 80 plasterers compared with 1200 apprentice plumbers and 1200 apprentice carpenters.

To read the full article click here.

comments powered by Disqus