Ontario providing skills training to over 15,000 people
The funding will support 86 projects and provide training in high-demand skills like information technology, advanced manufacturing, truck driving, construction, and horticulture.
The programs include internships and other hands-on learning experiences, and in most cases, the training is provided at no charge.
"As part of our government's made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery, we are making multi-billion-dollar infrastructure investments in transit, highway, and broadband projects," said Premier Ford.
"To get the job done, we need to train as many electricians, welders, carpenters, and other skilled workers as we can. Today's investment will ensure we have the right people rebuilding our province and contributing to our long-term success."
Some of the skills training projects receiving funding include:
- The Ford Motor Company of Canada in Oakville will receive more than $954,000 to create up to 244 co-op learning spots to give college and university students practical, hands-on experience for careers in manufacturing, vehicle connectivity and business operations.
- The Greenhouse Academy in Thorndale will receive $440,000 to train secondary students about how to grow plants, prepare seedlings for reforestation projects, and gain real workplace and business experience.
- Roland Gossage Foundation will receive $500,000 for their Soldiers in Tech project to help up to 45 veterans train for careers in web development and technology.
The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario will receive $450,000 to support women in the trades and for health and safety training.
The province is working to finalize agreements with training providers. ■