Sudbury – The provincial government is helping young people in the North train for a successful career in carpentry with a combined investment of $344,558 to our two local colleges, Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announced today.
"Cambrian College and Collège Boréal are key contributors to the economic development of our community,” said Bartolucci. “I’m pleased that they’re working with us to help people develop the skills needed to be an apprentice.”
Today’s funding, through the government’s Pre-Apprenticeship Trainingprogram, will help individuals develop trade-specific knowledge, job skills and employment experience to start an apprenticeship in carpentry.
- Cambrian College will receive $208,131 in partnership with Gezhtoojig Employment & Training
- Collège Boréal will receive $136,427 in partnership with Option Emploi and ACE.
“We’re pleased that the provincial government has put this funding in place to help bring students training that they need, in their local communities,” said Cambrian President Sylvia Barnard. “This investment is helping carpentry students to learn practical skills and techniques, which are necessary for rapid entry into the workforce, or to pursue further training and education. These graduates will help to meet industry demand in northern Ontario, which is also going to encourage business growth in our region.”
“Collège Boréal is honored by the display of confidence the provincial government and Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci have shown through this investment,” the President of Collège Boréal Denis Hubert-Dutrisac pointed out. “Thanks to our expertise working in the field with industries and employers throughout the province, the apprentice carpenters will be well trained to fill the need in manpower and contribute directly to the economic growth in their regions.”
“Ontario needs skilled workers to keep our economy strong and help local communities across the province become more prosperous,” concluded Bartolucci. “We are investing in our apprenticeship and skilled trades to help more people prepare for the jobs of the future.”
- Participation in pre-apprenticeship is free, along with any required text books, safety equipment and tools.
- There are more than 150 trades in the construction, industrial, motive power and service sectors that offer apprenticeships.
- About 120,000 apprentices are learning a trade today – nearly 60,000 more than in 2003.
- Learn how Ontario is helping apprentices and employers.
- Read about The College of Trades.
- ACE - Academic and Career Entrance
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