Green-trades give you a chance to work with your hands, with systems, and on construction and retrofit projects. In this sector, you will have the opportunity to learn the basic mechanics of energy saving and/or renewable energy technologies. These careers are often considered “cross-over careers,” as tradespeople (eg. roofers and plumbers) adopt new knowledge and expertise in areas like renewable energy installation or energy efficiency retrofitting. Green-trade jobs will be in high demand in the coming years as the Ontario government requires that a high percentage of all new renewable energy projects be manufactured and installed right here in the province!