April 16, 2007
Union-employer training centres get $25M funding
The Ontario government is making $25 million available to help union-employer training centres modernize equipment and train more workers, apprentices and journeypersons to industry standards.
Through the Skills Training Infrastructure Program, the funding will allow the centres to keep pace with changing technological requirements, encourage collaboration and leverage additional training resources from industry partners.
“This announcement recognizes the important contributions that unionized labour and employers make in developing a highly skilled construction workforce that can meet the demands of Ontario’s economy,” said Patrick Dillon, business manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario. “The Skills Training Infrastructure Program will help produce more highly skilled tradespeople, training apprentices and upgrading journeypersons on the most technically advanced equipment available.”
Union-employer training centres are key partners in Ontario’s apprenticeship system, training thousands of apprentices each year.
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