Altex Discusses Urgent Need for Welders with CTV News Edmonton
[January 25, 2023 – Edmonton, AB] There is a dire need for welders among Canada manufacturing companies, specifically in Alberta, Gary Manku of Altex Industries said while speaking with CTV News Edmonton recently.
In an interview with a popular news agency, Manku expressed the need for quality workers due to the high demand in the growing manufacturing industry. In fact, he has been traveling on recruiting trips to find quality welders in both Chile and India.
For those in Alberta, Manku said that what’s needed is for more students to enroll in welding programs and become certified to join the industry. However, the Province of Alberta has expressed that it’s doing its best to fill the gap.
“We are committed to supporting [the] industry to fill any labor gaps by working with the post-secondary institutes to closely track enrollment levels and increasing seat numbers when necessary to meet regional demands,” said Kacy Madu, minister of skilled trades and professions in a written statement provided to the news agency. Additionally, Madu added that the province has invested more than $145 million in apprenticeship education over the last three and a half years.
About Altex Industries
Since 2001, Altex Industries has been providing shell and tube heat exchanger sales and service to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries in Western Canada. Over the years, they’ve developed a proven reputation for manufacturing some of the leading air-cooled exchangers, sulphur condensers, waste-heat boilers, and Helixchangers in the industry.
To read more about the news, you can visit: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/we-need-quality-people-alberta-welding-companies-say-need-for-employees-is-dire-1.6169406
Learn more by contacting them online or calling (780) 468-6862.