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Young Timmins Builder Bucks Workforce Trend

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Young Timmins Builder Bucks Workforce Trend

McGuinty Government Helps Young Entrepreneur Build Construction Business

A young Timmins businessman is bucking the construction industry's aging work force trend by starting a full-time construction business.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has approved funding of $25,000 to Pinnacle Construction Solutions to buy equipment that will help the owner take advantage of the growing market for steel framing and metal buildings construction in the Timmins area. The company expects to create one full-time and two-part time jobs.

Quick Facts

  • The NOHFC’s Young Entrepreneur Program is designed to support young entrepreneurs who are starting a new business in Northern Ontario.
  • The Ontario government is also committed to expanding apprenticeship through a $1.5 billion, three-year Skills to Jobs Action Plan, aimed at helping more Ontarians of all ages get the training they need for tomorrow's high-value jobs.

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“Our government is actively working to help meet the current demand for skilled trades people. It’s great to see a young northerner not only pursuing a career in the building trades, but doing so through his own company.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

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