Ontario to invest more than $1.3 million to support economic growth and create new jobs

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Ontario to invest more than $1.3 million to support economic growth and create new jobs

TORONTO, March 12 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is investing more than $1.3 million to help certified skilled workers add to their skills, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Dianne Cunningham, announced today.
"Investing in the skills of these workers will strengthen economic growth and job creation," Cunningham said. "Experienced workers can immediately apply their new learning in the workplace, improving the competitiveness of individual employers and our economy in the global marketplace."
"In addition, as experienced skilled workers learn new skills, they will become even more effective trainers of apprentices," Cunningham added.
This investment through the Journeyperson Updating Program will provide opportunities for 3500 certified skilled workers. The Program is investing in 78 projects chosen by the Ministry through a competitive review of proposals from colleges and other recognized training providers. Journeyperson is the name industry commonly gives to experienced skilled workers.
Journeypersons who want to benefit from a specific project funded by the program must enrol with the institution or organization offering the training. Fees for training are set by each training provider.
"Through the Journeyperson Updating Program, we are able to provide certified hoisting engineers with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of crane theory to become even more knowledgeable and competitive in the Canadian construction industry," said Gerry Hughes, director of the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario.
"In addition, the program helps us provide hoisting engineers with the opportunity to practice the safe use of new technology and increase their experience using a variety of cranes and hoists," Hughes added.
Another $33 million will be invested by 2004-05 to double the number of entrants to apprenticeship programs in the skilled trades. The Journeyperson Upgrading Program is part of this 2001 Budget commitment.
The 2001 Budget also announced the Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund, a five-year, $50 million commitment to upgrade equipment and facilities in colleges that provide classroom training to apprentices.
Journeypersons interested in participating in the Program should call the JobGrow and Training Hotline at 1-888-JobGrow, or 416-326-5656 in the Toronto area, for details about individual projects.

Contacts:
Dave Ross Tanya Cholakov
Minister's office Ministry contact
(416) 326-1625 (416) 325-7526

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For more information visit www.edu.gov.on.ca

Backgrounder

PROJECTS SPONSORED BY THE JOURNEYPERSON UPDATING PROGRAM
WILL HELP SKILLED WORKERS ADD TO THEIR SKILLS

The Ontario government is investing more than $1.3 million through the Journeyperson Updating Program to provide opportunities for 3500 certified skilled workers to add to their skills.
The Program is investing in 78 projects chosen by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities through a competitive review of proposals from colleges and other recognized training providers. Journeyperson is the name industry commonly gives to experienced skilled workers.
Journeypersons interested in participating in the Program should call the JobGrow and Training Hotline at 1-888-JobGrow, or 416-326-5656 in the Toronto area, for details about individual projects.

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Course To benefit Trainer Government
workers in investment to
the following the college or
skilled trade training provider
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Introduction to Industrial Cambrian $ 158,754.00
programmable logic electricians College
controllers

Intermediate Industrial
programmable logic electricians
controls

Industrial Industrial
networking electricians
using modicon
modbus

Electrical motor Industrial
control electricians

Hydraulic Heavy equipment
systems mechanic

Electrical Heavy equipment
systems mechanic

Air conditioning Heavy equipment
mechanic

Brake system Heavy equipment
interlocks mechanic

Brake systems Heavy equipment
mechanic

Basic hydraulics Industrial mechanic
millwright

Pipefitting Industrial mechanic
techniques millwright

Rigging systems Industrial mechanic
millwright

Pumps Industrial mechanic
millwright
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Precision Industrial Conestoga $ 217,277.00
optical mechanic College
alignment millwright

Laser alignment Industrial
mechanic
millwright

Advanced optical Industrial
alignment and mechanic
calibration millwright

Mechatronics Industrial
mechanic
millwright

Speciality Industrial
welding mechanic
millwright

Updating on Industrial
hydraulics mechanic
millwright

Updating on Industrial
pneumatics mechanic
millwright

Programmable logic Industrial
controls mechanic
millwright

Training techniques Industrial
for experienced mechanic
workers millwright
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Door and hardware General Carpenters $ 107,000.00
installation carpenters District
Council
Scaffold safety General
carpenters
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Automotive Automotive Centennial $ 37,403.00
electrical service College
and electronics technicians
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Instruction All trades Durham College $ 41,840.00
in techniques
for training
experienced
workers
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Automotive Motive power Fanshawe $ 39,848.00
engine technicians College
management
systems

Diesel fuel Motive power
management technicians
systems
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Update on low and Air George Brown $ 70,659.00
medium temperature conditioning and College
systems for refrigeration
industrial and mechanics
commercial use

Advanced baking and Cooks
food theory

Nutrition, Cooks
sanitation
and kitchen
management

Programmable logic Industrial
controls for electricians
electricians

Coupling alignment Industrial
mechanic
millwrights

Residential system Sheet metal
design workers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Powerline Powerline worker Hydro One $ 126,888.00
technical
skills
upgrade
maintenance

Supplemental Powerline workers
training program
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Fire alarm and Construction and International $ 18,292.00
protection maintenance Brotherhood
certificate electrician of Electrical
program, level Workers
1, 2, 3, 4
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Farm equipment Farm equipment Kemptville $ 39,807.00
technician maintenance College,
mechanic University of
Guelph
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Shielded metal Welder La Cité $ 31,997.00
arc welding collégiale
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Adhesive Autobody Mohawk College $ 171,348.00
bonding and repairer
plastic repair

Advanced Industrial
hydraulics, electrician/
pneumatics and Industrial
programmable mechanic
logic controls millwright

Automotive Automotive
software service
technician

Instrumentation Industrial
and control electrician/
Industrial
mechanic
millwright

Materials General
take-off carpenter/
estimating drywall, acoustic
and lathing
applicator

Mechanical Autobody repairer
repair and
supplemental
restraints

Roof framing General carpenter

Scan-tools Automotive service
mechanic technician

Refresher Sheet metal worker
course about
sheet metal
techniques

Stair building General carpenter

Steel framing General
carpenter/
drywall, acoustic
and lathing
applicator

Structural Autobody repairer
integrity

Total station General carpenter
surveying

Vehicle Autobody repairer
preparation

Welding Welder
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Training on Construction and Niagara $ 74,498.00
preventing maintenance College
falls in the electricians
workplace

Automotive Automotive
diagnostics service technicians
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Tower crane Hoisting Operating $ 17,820.00
and mobile engineers Engineers
crane Training
refresher Institute of
courses Ontario
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Refresher Early Seneca College $ 7,173.00
course on childhood
child care educator
practices
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Computer-aided General Sheridan $ 80,070.00
manufacturing machinist/ College
industrial
mechanic
millwright

Gas metal arc General
welding machinist/
industrial
mechanic
millwright

Gas tungsten General
arc welding machinist/
industrial
mechanic
millwright

Hydraulics General
machinist/
industrial
mechanic
millwright

Numerical General
controls machinist/
industrial
mechanic
millwright

Pneumatics General
machinist/
industrial
mechanic
millwright

Precision gauging General
machinist/
industrial
mechanic
millwright

Shielded metal General
arc welding machinist/
industrial
mechanic
millwright
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Instruction in All trades St. Clair $ 8,966.00
techniques College
for training
experienced
workers
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Advanced roof General St. Lawrence $ 105,971.00
framing carpenters College

Blue print General
reading carpenters

Computer and General
numeric control machinists

Energy General
efficiency carpenters

Hair styles Hairstylists

Hydraulic Industrial mechanic
training millwright

Programmable Construction and
logic maintenance
controllers electricians

Structural General
steel stud carpenters
construction

Technical drawing Industrial
and computer-aided electricians/
drafting welders/industrial
mechanic millwrights
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Totals $ 1,355,611.00
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Disponible en français

For more information visit www.edu.gov.on.ca
For further information: Dave Ross, Minister's office, (416) 326-1625; Tanya Cholakov, Ministry contact, (416) 325-7526