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Ontario Supports New Trades Training Facility

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Ontario Supports New Trades Training Facility

McGuinty Government Promotes Construction Skills Development In Northern Ontario

The Ontario government is supporting skills development for individuals pursuing careers in the construction industry.

The McGuinty government is investing $282,000 in the construction of the new Labourers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 493 training centre in Sudbury. Training will be provided in pipe laying, cement finishing, form setting, drilling/blasting, masonry, and equipment operation for a variety of construction-related industries.

The training center will contain a classroom building and two hanger-style buildings, one of which already exists on a 54-acre site in Val Thérèse, to provide practical training experiences.

Quick Facts

  • LIUNA has identified that within a 15-year span, 52 per cent of its trade union personnel will retire.
  • Demand for trained labourers in Northeastern Ontario is at an all time high.

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“Our government is committed to helping develop the best possible training facilities that provide northern workers and our young people with the resources they need to build careers in Northern Ontario.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“I am very pleased that we could invest so significantly in this exciting project which will increase the number of skilled labourers at a time when the construction industry throughout Northeastern Ontario is very active and in need of additional skilled workers.”

Rick Bartolucci

Sudbury MPP



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