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New Training For Jobs In Dryden

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New Training For Jobs In Dryden

McGuinty Government Increases Northern Job Opportunities

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

In Dryden, 240 northerners will begin training this year that will prepare them for good jobs in the forestry sector.

With support from the Northern Training Partnership Fund, the Two Feathers Forest Products project will support Northern Ontario employers in the forestry sector with a trained labour force to meet workplace needs.

The project will provide both apprenticeship training and on-the-job technical training to prepare participants for jobs with Two Feathers Forest Products, or in the forestry sector as Process Operators. The project's partners are Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Wood Tech Group Finland Oy Ltd., Seven Generations Institute and Confederation College.

Building a skilled and educated workforce is an important part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan to strengthen Ontario's economy and create more jobs.

Quick Facts

  • This project will receive $3.6 million from Ontario.
  • Announced in the 2010 Budget, the Northern Training Partnership Fund is a three-year $45 million initiative to support job skills development for Aboriginal people in the North and Northern Ontarians.
  • 16 projects across Northern Ontario will help more than 2,300 participants get training.
  • So far, Ontario has recovered 93 per cent of the jobs lost in the recession.

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“Northern Ontarians will get real results and be able to use new skills for jobs. Ontario needs skilled workers across the province to keep our economy strong and help local communities become stronger and more prosperous.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“Creating a skilled labour force and increasing employment opportunities in the North is important to building a stronger Ontario. Through the Northern Training Partnership Fund, First Nations, Métis and non-Aboriginal northern Ontarians will attain workplace skills for an existing or emerging job.”

Chris Bentley

Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

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