Eves government invests $5 million to help Ontarians enter training and apprenticeship programs

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Eves government invests $5 million to help Ontarians enter training and apprenticeship programs

TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is investing nearly $5.4 million to help Ontarians gain better access to leading-edge apprenticeship and training programs, Dianne Cunningham, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, announced today.
"A skilled workforce is a priority for our economy and our government," said Cunningham. "Through these investments we are improving access to leading- edge training and taking another step towards our goal of doubling the number of Ontarians entering apprenticeship programs."

Cunningham announced that the government is investing:

- $3.4 million in opportunities for people to upgrade their skills to
become apprentices in 12-high demand skilled trades through the Pre-
apprenticeship Training Program;
- an additional $1 million in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
to help more secondary school students experience the workplace and
start careers in the skilled trades; and
- $974,000 to help certified skilled workers keep pace with new and
changing technologies through the Journeyperson Updating Program.

"The Eves government is taking a comprehensive approach to build a skilled workforce," said Cunningham. "These initiatives help secondary school students through to our most experienced tradespeople."
Since apprentices learn in the workplace, many employers prefer to take on apprentices with previous experience in their chosen trade. The $3.4 million investment in the Pre-apprenticeship Training Program will help bridge the gap between the skills employers need and the learning and experience of people looking for work in the skilled trades.
Most programs will also offer participants the opportunity to upgrade their academic skills to the requirements of their chosen trade. The duration of courses vary from 20 to 40 weeks, and participation in the program is free.
"Last year, Landscape Ontario was pleased to have participated in the Ontario government's Pre-apprenticeship Training Program in partnership with Humber College," said Terry Murphy, manager of education and training with Landscape Ontario. "Demand for all manner of horticultural services continues to grow, resulting in greater demand for skilled workers in our industry."
The additional investment in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program will help more high school students begin an apprenticeship program while completing their high school education. In the past five years, the number of students participating in the program has grown to 9,600 from 1,500.
"Investors seek out jurisdictions with a highly skilled workforce to create new opportunities for growth and job creation," said Cunningham. "By providing our most experienced workers with the opportunity to keep their skills current, the Ontario government is ensuring that our workforce remains competitive and that a new generation of apprentices have the best teachers."
The investment in the Journeyperson Updating Program will provide training opportunities for 3,200 experienced skilled workers. The program provides journeypersons with the opportunity to train on new technologies to help them keep pace with the latest industry standards, and pass on their knowledge to other workers and apprentices.
"With this investment, we will not only increase the number of skilled workers in the province, but also help our economy keep pace with global competition," said Cunningham.

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PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

The Ontario government is helping 355 people develop their skills so they will be eligible to train as apprentices through a $3.4 million investment in the Pre-apprenticeship Training Program. Participation in the program is free.
People who want to train for a career in a skilled trade can apply to participate in any one of the following courses providing technical training and a workplace placement that will prepare them to be eligible to become an apprentice in a specific trade.
The Pre-apprenticeship Training Program was launched in 2001 to support the provincial government's goal to double the number of people entering apprenticeship programs.

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Trade Course provided by Ontario government
investment
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Aboriginal early childhood Northern College in $115,000
education partnership with the
Constance Lake First
Nation Education
Authority
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Auto body repairer and Canadore College $125,000
collision damage repairer

Niagara College in $190,000
partnership with the
Job Connect services
located at Niagara
College
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Automotive service Centennial College $245,000
technician

La Cité collégiale $120,000
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Construction boilermaker The International $250,000
Brotherhood of
Boilermakers, Local
128 in partnership
with Humber College
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Construction craft worker Ambercroft, Laborers' $80,000
Local 506 Training
Centre (Richmond Hill)
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Cook Confederation College $200,000

Sault College $175,000
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General carpenter Conestoga College $220,000

Georgian College $150,000

La Cité collégiale $120,000

Sir Sandford Fleming $90,000
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Horticultural technician Humber College in $160,000
partnership with
Landscape Ontario
and COSTI
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Industrial electrician Mohawk College $245,000

St. Clair College $200,000
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Information technology Scarborough Training $115,000
support analyst Centre International,
Toronto
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Refrigeration and air (JTAC - joint labour/ $210,000
conditioning mechanic management training
organization)
Refrigeration Workers
of Ontario, U.A. Local
787, Ontario
Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Contractors
Association Training
Trust Fund
(Brampton)
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Truck and coach technician Fanshawe College $260,000

YMCA of Hamilton/ $170,000
Burlington in
partnership with
Mohawk College
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Total $3,440,000
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ONTARIO YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The Eves government is investing an additional $1 million to help school boards participating in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) provide more opportunities for students to begin training as apprentices while completing their high school diploma. In total, the province will invest $6 million in 2002-03 to support OYAP.
The new investment will help strengthen the growth in OYAP and support school boards in program development and delivery. The new investment will increase the availability of transportation funds, necessary for schools in remote and rural communities, so students can commute to their work placements; ensure funds are available to help the increasing number of students participating in the program purchase safety equipment; support the continuing development of relationships among school boards, local employers, training providers and industry associations; as well as support increased marketing activities to heighten awareness of the program among students, parents, educators and employers.
The new funds are in addition to funding of up to $75,000 provided each year to boards participating in OYAP. The value of the additional investment to individual boards was determined by the average of student participation in the program in each board for the last three years.
The additional OYAP investment will be allocated to boards as follows:

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School board participating in OYAP Additional Ontario
government investment
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Algoma District School Board $19,060
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic
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District School Board $ 2,800
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Avon Maitland District School Board $24,270
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Bluewater District School Board $11,190
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Brant/Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic
District School Board $ 470
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Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board $ 1,780
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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario $45,770
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Conseil scolaire de langue française du
Centre-Est $10,810
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Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de
l'Ontario $14,430
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Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord de l'Ontario $12,010
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Conseil scolaire de district catholique
Franco-Nord $11,680
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Conseil scolaires des écoles catholique
du Sud-Ouest $ 3,090
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Conseil scolaires du Centre-Sud-Ouest $ 1,630
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Conseil scolaires de district catholiques
du Centre-Sud $ 530
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Conseil scolaires de district catholiques
de l'Est Ontarien $ 6,910
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Conseil scolaires de district catholiques
des Aurores boréales $ 60
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Conseil scolaires de district catholiques
des Grandes Rivières $26,030
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Conseil scolaires de district catholiques
du Nouvel-Ontario $ 6,110
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Conseil scolaire du Nord-Est de l'Ontario $ 1,600
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District School Board of Niagara $42,880
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District School Board Ontario North East $25,120
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Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board $ 8,400
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Durham Catholic District School Board $ 7,650
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Durham District School Board $24,770
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Grand Erie District School Board $15,250
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Greater Essex County District School Board $22,020
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Halton Catholic District School Board $10,990
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Halton District School Board $36,480
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Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board $23,720
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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board $47,390
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Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board $10,570
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Huron Perth Catholic District School Board $11,970
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Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board $ 5,780
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James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board $ 4,830
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Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board $11,470
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Keewatin Patricia District School Board $ 8,470
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Kenora Catholic District School Board $ 2,480
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Lakehead District School Board $ 8,100
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Lambton Kent District School Board $16,340
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Limestone District School Board $14,100
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London District Catholic School Board $22,430
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Near North District School Board $12,770
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Niagara Catholic District School Board $ 8,250
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Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District
School Board $ 7,830
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Ottawa-Carleton Catholic District School Board $12,360
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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board $16,350
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Peel District School Board $23,990
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Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington
Catholic District School Board $ 2,730
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Rainbow District School Board $ 5,640
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Rainy River Catholic District School Board $ 3,590
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Renfrew County Catholic District School Board $ 1,830
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Renfrew County District School Board $ 6,650
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Simcoe County District School Board $12,710
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Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board $13,870
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St. Clair Catholic District School Board $ 5,150
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Sudbury Catholic District School Board $ 460
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Superior-Greenstone District School Board $ 5,430
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Thames Valley District School Board $36,120
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Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board $ 3,240
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Toronto Catholic District School Board $29,510
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Toronto District School Board $79,110
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Trillium Lakelands District School Board $11,700
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Upper Canada District School Board $26,360
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Upper Grand District School Board $ 5,220
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Waterloo Catholic District School Board $ 4,620
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Waterloo Region District School Board $19,320
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Wellington Catholic District School Board $ 2,380
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Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board $ 8,390
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York Catholic District School Board $24,770
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York Region District School Board $28,210
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Total $1,000,000
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JOURNEYPERSON UPDATING PROGRAM

The Ontario government is investing $974,000 through the Journeyperson Updating Program to provide opportunities for more than 3,200 certified skilled workers to add to their skills and to learn to train other skilled workers. Journeyperson is the name industry commonly gives to experienced skilled tradespeople.
The Journeyperson Updating Training Program is supporting 108 projects chosen by a competitive review of proposals from colleges and other recognized training providers.
Journeypersons interested in more information on the updating courses offered through the Program should call the JobGrow and Training Hotline at 1-888-JobGrow (416-326-5656 in the Toronto area).

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Course To benefit workers Trainer Government
certified in the investment to a
following skilled college or
trades training
provider
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Air conditioning Heavy duty equipment Cambrian $68,100
technician College
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Rigging Industrial mechanic
and construction
millwright
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Programmable Industrial electrician
logic
controllers, Construction and
motor control maintenance electrician
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Electrical Automotive service Canadore $38,300
fundamentals technician College
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Common electrical Automotive service
circuits/ technician
electrical
schematic reading
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Test equipment Automotive service
usage technician
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Supplemental Automotive service
restraint systems technician
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Security systems Automotive service
technician
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ABS brakes and Automotive service
traction control technician
systems
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Emission systems Automotive service
technician
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Engine management Automotive service
systems technician
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Basic tube and General carpenter Carpenters' $25,500
clamp scaffolding Local 27 Joint
Apprenticeship
& Training
Centre
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Total station General carpenter
layout
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Solid surface General carpenter
installation
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Instructional General carpenter
development for
trainers
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Emission system Automotive service Centennial $14,200
diagnostics technician College
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Blueprint reading Plumber Conestoga $224,700
College -----------------------------------------
Related shop math Plumber
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Introduction to Plumber
hydraulics
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Introduction to Plumber
pneumatics
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Plumbing code Plumber
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Valve repair Plumber
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Backflow Plumber
prevention
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Pressure Plumber
regulators,
relief valves
and venting
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AutoCAD Plumber
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Practical welding Plumber
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Oxy-acetylene Plumber
welding and
brazing
-----------------------------------------
Welding theory Plumber
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Piping, tubing Plumber
and gas appliances
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Blueprint reading Steamfitter
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Related shop math Steamfitter
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Introduction to Steamfitter
hydraulics
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Introduction to Steamfitter
pneumatics
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AutoCAD Steamfitter
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Practical Welding Steamfitter
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Oxy-Acetylene Steamfitter
Welding & Brazing
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Welding Theory Steamfitter
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Train the trainer Cook & assistant cook Humber $19,700
College
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New engine Farm equipment Kemptville $29,650
designs technician College,
University of
Truck and coach Guelph
technician

Heavy duty
equipment technician

Automotive service
technician
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Using a As above
multi-meter
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Using an As above
oscilloscope
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Air conditioning As above
retrofit
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Computer control As above
systems
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Changing fuels As above
and emission
standards
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Using hydraulics As above
schematics
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Hand soldering As above
techniques
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Tires, wheels, Farm equipment
rims and weight technician

Truck and coach
technician

Heavy duty equipment
mechanic
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Farm implement Farm equipment
update technician
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Site surveying General carpenter Mohawk $194,100
College
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Total station General carpenter
software
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Welding General carpenter
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Roof framing General carpenter
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Residential General carpenter
steel framing
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Stair building General carpenter
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Estimating General carpenter
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Mechanical repair Autobody and
and supplemental collision damage
restraints repairer
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Structural Autobody and
integrity collision damage
repairer
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Light duty diesel Automotive service
engine control technician
systems
-----------------------------------------
Shopkey Automotive service
automotive technician
software
-----------------------------------------
Vantage graphing Automotive service
multimeter technician
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Fibre optics Industrial electrician
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Fluid power: Industrial electrician
basic hydraulics
and pneumatics
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Instrumentation Industrial electrician
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Fire alarms and Construction and
fire detection maintenance
industry electrician
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Advanced Industrial mechanic
programmable millwright
logic controllers
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Finding Automotive service Niagara $54,400
automotive technician College
repair formation
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Using the Internet Automotive service
and networking to technician
find auto repair
information
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Using hand-held Automotive service
diagnostic technician
equipment
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Electronic Automotive service
diesel injection technician
systems
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Basic scan tools Automotive service
technician
-----------------------------------------
Diagnosing using Automotive service
bi-directional technician
scan tools
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Using scan tools Automotive service
to reprogram technician
automotive
computers
-----------------------------------------
Basics of the Automotive service
ABS braking technician
system
-----------------------------------------
Advanced ABS Automotive service
braking system technician
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Automotive Automotive service
oscilloscope technician
basics
-----------------------------------------
Interpreting Automotive service
oscilloscope technician
patterns
-----------------------------------------
Automotive Automotive service
multiplexing technician
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Electronic Automotive service
transmission technician
controls
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Basic air Automotive service
conditioning technician
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Air conditioning Automotive service
conversions technician
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Air conditioning Automotive service
controls technician
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Dynamometer Automotive service
diagnostics technician
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Theft alarms Automotive service
technician
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Remote starts Automotive service
technician
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Parking aids Automotive service
technician
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Crane theory Mobile crane operator, Operating $42,500
refresher Branches 1 and 2 Engineers
Training
Institute of
Ontario
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Mobile crane Mobile crane operator,
skills refresher Branches 1 and 2
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Tower crane Tower crane operator
skills refresher
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Building and Early childhood Seneca $3,400
maintaining educator College
healthy
relationships
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Exploring Early childhood
attitudes and educator
practices that
support inclusion
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Remote keyless Automotive service St. Clair $133,900
entry systems technician College
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Restraint systems Automotive service
technician
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Emission systems Automotive service
and systems technician
testing
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Computerized General machinist
numerical control
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Plumbing codebook Plumber and
update pipefitter
-----------------------------------------
Rigging and Industrial mechanic
hoisting millwright
-----------------------------------------
Preventative and Industrial mechanic
predictive millwright
maintenance
-----------------------------------------
Equipment Industrial mechanic
installation millwright
and component
alignment
-----------------------------------------
Geometric Tool and die maker
dimensioning
and tolerancing
-----------------------------------------
Train the All trades
trainer II -
Instructional
techniques and
presentation
-----------------------------------------
Train the All trades
trainer III -
curriculum
development and
course design
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Technical drawing Industrial electrician St. Lawrence $125,550
and computer College
aided drawing Construction and
(CAD) maintenance
electrician

Industrial mechanic
millwright
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Basics in Industrial electrician
programmable
logic controllers Industrial mechanic
millwright
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Intermediate Industrial electrician
study in
programmable Industrial mechanic
logic controllers millwright
-----------------------------------------
Hydraulic Industrial mechanic
training and construction
millwright
-----------------------------------------
Hairstylist Hairstylist
refresher
-----------------------------------------
Advanced long Hairstylist
hair techniques
-----------------------------------------
Advanced Hairstylist
colouring
techniques
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TOTAL $974,000
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For further information: Contacts: Andrew Bennett, Minister's office, (416) 326-5748; Dave Ross, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, (416) 325-2709