More Workers For High Demand Trades In Sarnia
McGuinty Government Supports Training And Apprenticeship
Lambton College will be training more apprentices to meet the local demand for workers in the construction sector and equipment maintenance.
Through the Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund, the college will upgrade its Skilled Trades Training Centre and create multi-use shops to offer training in steamfitter/pipefitter, carpentry, electrician - construction and maintenance, instrument control technician, mechanical technician/industrial maintenance.
These upgrades are part of the $2-billion Skills to Jobs Action Plan that gives Ontarians a competitive edge by training for tomorrow's high-skilled jobs.
- There are over 150 trades in the construction, industrial, motive power and service sectors that offer apprenticeships in Ontario.
- The college is receiving $944,000 to upgrade its Skilled Trades Training Centre.
- Lambton College is training 660 apprentices this year.
“We're pleased to invest in skills training at Lambton College. Training and equipment must stay current to build the skilled workforce we need to strengthen Ontario's economy.”
“This investment is great news for the Sarnia Lambton community and Lambton College – it means our Skill Trades Training Centre will expand its capacity to develop skills locally to address the workforce demands in this area. The centre helps apprentices acquire the skills they need and enables journeypersons to upgrade their existing skills thereby ensuring our community's workforce remains highly competitive.”