Ontario is providing free training for apprentices in Ottawa to support careers in the skilled trades. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli, at Algonquin College on May 24, revealed the province is investing a combined $1.6 million through pre-apprenticeship training programs to help local trainees develop trade-specific knowledge, job skills and employment experience to start an apprenticeship in their trades.
Local investments include:
* Algonquin College is receiving $246,000 to deliver a program that will train 20 indigenous pre-apprentices to hone their skills in the trades of Cook and Assistant Cook.
* La Cité college is receiving $187,000 to deliver a program of electrician and plumbing training in French to 20 participants. They are also receiving $163,000 to deliver a program of brick and stone mason and roofer training to 15 participants. Both of these programs are focused on youth, women, indigenous people, the unemployed and newcomers.
* The Ontario Masonry Training Centre is receiving $239,000 to deliver a program of brick and stone and restoration and refractory mason training to 20 participants focused on youth aged between 18 and 29.
* YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region is receiving $224,000 to deliver a program of general carpentry and drywall finisher and plasterer and tarrazzo, tile and marble setter training to 20 participants focused on new Canadians.
* Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre is receiving $194,000 to deliver a program of general carpentry and five additional secondary construction trades training to 24 participants focused on low income and visible minority youth, new Canadians, women and indigenous peoples.
* LiUNA Local 527 is receiving $187,000 to deliver a program of construction craft worker and cement finisher/brick and stone mason training to 20 participants focused on youth, unemployed, underrepresented groups requiring academic upgrading, individuals with criminal records.
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