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Nominations Open For Apprenticeship Training Awards

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Nominations Open For Apprenticeship Training Awards

McGuinty Government Honours Dedicated Employers

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

The search has begun for exceptional Ontario employers who are helping to build tomorrow's skilled workforce by training new apprentices.

Each year, the Minister's Awards for Apprenticeship Training honours employers for their commitment to training apprentices. The awards celebrate those that support the apprenticeship training system, show leadership in training apprentices, and promote careers in the skilled trades.

For more information on the awards and how to nominate an employer in your community, visit  www.ontario.ca/apprenticeshipawards. Nominations are being accepted until March 25, 2011.

This is part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan to help raise Ontario's postsecondary education rate to 70 per cent, help every student succeed and build a knowledge-based economy for the future. Today, more than 120,000 apprentices across Ontario are learning a skilled trade - gaining valuable work experience and helping to keep Ontario's economy strong in the future.

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“Employers who train apprentices across Ontario contribute to a strong workforce that will provide crucial services to our economy for years to come. This commitment to providing tomorrow's workers with the skills they need to succeed is recognized by these awards, and by the strength of our economy.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

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