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Training Leads To Better Jobs, Stronger Economy: McGuinty

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Training Leads To Better Jobs, Stronger Economy: McGuinty

Premier Invites Ontarians To Help Change The Way Government Works

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LONDON -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today said his government will strengthen the economy by building the most highly educated and skilled workforce in North America.

"To achieve our potential as a province, we need to have North America's most educated and highly skilled workforce and, to do that, we need to invest in our people," said Premier McGuinty. "That's why we're working hard to rework government, so it works for people."

The Premier made his remarks following a tour of a London training facility that is jointly run by the Labourers International Union of North America and Fanshawe College. The facility provides training for brick and stone masons, cement finishers and other skilled tradespeople.

Premier McGuinty said his government remains committed to expanding programs for co-op placements and apprenticeships and providing more opportunities for workers and young people to get the training they need.

The Premier emphasized the need to redesign government so that the province can make improvements to education, training and other important services.

"We're facing up to the challenge so we can do the things that matter most to people -- things like education and skills training -- so we can fulfil the people's priorities," said Premier McGuinty. "This is about what we want to build together."

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