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McGuinty Government Gives Colleges Opportunity To Train More Skilled Workers

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McGuinty Government Gives Colleges Opportunity To Train More Skilled Workers

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In keeping with its commitment to build a strong and prosperous economy by building North America's best-educated, most highly skilled workforce, the McGuinty government announced a $9 million investment in the Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund (AEF).

Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund

Through AEF, colleges can update their training facilities, allowing them to train more apprentices to industry standards.

This year, of the $9 million awarded, $6 million was allocated through competition. The remaining $3 million was assigned through a direct funding formula reflecting the number of apprentices trained at each community college.

The table below highlights approved projects awarded by competition and direct funding.

College Trades benefiting from investment Investment
Algonquin

Auto body and collision damage repairer
Purchase and install updated auto body hoisting equipment to ensure apprentices are training on current technologies.

Construction and maintenance electrician
Purchase new multimeters and ammeters to meet updated curriculum requirements.

General machinist
Replace obsolete milling equipment.

Motive power skilled trades
Update and replace equipment in the motive power shop to increase the capacity for training and ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

$426,750
Cambrian

Carpenter
Update the stationary power tools required for training apprentices.

Industrial mechanic millwright
Purchase seal and pump trainers to ensure apprentices are training on current technologies. In addition, purchase six automation technology trainers to increase the capacity for training and strengthen training in troubleshooting and analytical skills.

Motive power skilled trades
Purchase a used tractor and bulldozer to provide hands-on opportunities for apprentices.

$340,685
Canadore

Automotive service technician/ truck and coach technician/ heavy duty equipment technician
Purchase diagnostic software, transmission interface and a systems diagnostic scanner to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Auto body and collision damage repairer
Purchase a new auto body frame straightener to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Cook
Purchase a gas oven to expand training of apprentices.

Surface blaster
Purchase industry-standard equipment, including a digital blasting seismograph and a blasting machine.

$194,729
Centennial

Auto body and collision damage repairer
Purchase a welding fume extractor and two body and paint trainers to expand the capacity to train.

Automotive service technician
Purchase a differential trainer, alignment hoist and transmission stand to support training.

Truck and coach technician
Purchase a hydraulics test bench and hand tools to support training.

Motive power skilled trades
Purchase training aids and instrumentation to ensure training on current technologies, and heavy-duty emission based technologies. Purchase a medium-sized truck to provide hands-on learning.

$1,068,906
Collège Boréal Information technology support analyst
Purchase 14 computers to ensure apprentices are training on current technologies.
$31,405
Conestoga

Industrial electrician
Purchase two process control units to ensure training matches recent changes to the curriculum.

Industrial mechanic millwright
Replace aging equipment to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Machine tool-builder and integrator
Purchase a mechanical drive training system, pump systems trainer and fluid SIM software to support training in a recently introduced trade.

$394,400
Confederation

Carpenter
Purchase equipment such as a dovetail jig and a reciprocating saw to expand the capacity to train.

Pulp and paper manufacturing trades
Replace aging equipment in the shop to ensure apprentices in related trades, such as industrial electrician and millwright, are training on current technology.

Motive power trades
Purchase a scanner and A/C charging equipment to expand the capacity to train.

$348,285
Durham

Construction and maintenance electrician
Upgrade four training stations and add eight fully equipped new stations to expand the capacity to train.

Plumber/steamfitter
Upgrade plumbing shop to meet current curriculum standards.

$213,615
Fanshawe

Carpenter
Replace outdated equipment to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Electrical trades
Upgrade the electrical shop to reflect the current curriculum and expand the capacity to train by 25 per cent.

Farm equipment technician/ truck and coach technician
Replace outdated equipment and purchase additional machinery to meet current curriculum guidelines.

Plumber
Replace outdated equipment in the training shop.

Sheet metal
Replace outdated equipment to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

$622,115
George Brown

Construction and maintenance electrician
Updating equipment in the advanced electrical lab to meet changes in the curriculum and expand the capacity to train by 20 per cent.

Construction millwright/ industrial mechanic millwright
Replace a variety of outdated equipment, including lathes and the laser shaft alignment system, to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Sheet metal worker
Purchase new equipment to expand the capacity to train by 15 per cent.

Trades requiring training in integrated control technology
Purchase equipment and do renovations to support training in a variety of trades requiring skills in fire protection, security and alarm controls, and other control technologies.

$626,050
Georgian

General machinist
Upgrade basic machining equipment including a tungsten grinder and digital readout kits.

Recreational vehicle mechanic
Purchase small hand tools and safety equipment to replace worn equipment and ensure apprentices are training in a safe environment.

Trades requiring welding skills
Update equipment in a shop used to train four different skilled trades to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

$407,278
Humber

Industrial/ construction and maintenance electrician
Replace outdated equipment in the electronics shop to ensure apprentices are training on current technologies and increase the capacity to train by 25 per cent.

Trades requiring electrical skills
Renovation of the electrical shop will expand the capacity to train and provide more opportunities for hands-on learning.

$556,283
La Cité collégiale

Industrial/ construction and maintenance electrician
Purchase four process control training systems to meet current training standards.

General machinist
Purchase machining equipment to meet current industry standards and increase the capacity to train.

$179,341
Lambton Industrial electrician
Purchase new equipment to increase the capacity to train by 10 per cent and meet current training standards.
$30,098
Loyalist Automotive service technician
Replace outdated equipment and the purchase of diagnostic scanners to expand the capacity to train by 15 per cent and ensure equipment meets new curriculum guidelines.
$41,003
Mohawk

Auto body and collision damage repairer
Purchase an electronic measuring system to provide state-of-the-art training for modern frame and unibody straightening.

Automotive service technician
Purchase new equipment to ensure apprentices are receiving training that supports the new curriculum.

Electrical trades
Update the electrical shop to support the new curriculum and expand the capacity to train.

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic
Purchase new equipment to support the new curriculum.

Sheet metal worker
Purchase a plasma cutting machine to update the training shop.

Steamfitter
Purchase new equipment to match growing demand for training in this trade, recently introduced at the college.

Trades requiring welding skills
Expand the capacity to train in a shop used by eight different trades.

$1,085,209
Niagara Cook
Purchase equipment to outfit the new culinary training institute.
$179,604
Northern Construction and maintenance electrician
Purchase new equipment including a Lab-volt instrumentation workstation, panel meters with accessories, and DC motor control equipment.
$372,450
Sault

Construction and maintenance electrician
Purchase a Lab-volt process control training system to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Motive power trades
Purchase equipment to expand the capacity to train and ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Reinforcing rodworker/ ironworker
Purchase new hand tools and safety equipment.

$ 186,361
Seneca

Early childhood educator/ early childhood educator inclusion practices
Purchase equipment to allow the use of video to demonstrate specific child behaviour both in the classroom and on-line to expand the capacity to train, including training in off-site locations.

Tool and die maker
Purchase a new lathe and update equipment.

$217,231
Sheridan Tool and die maker/ general machinist
Purchase new equipment to increase the efficiency of the shop and expand the capacity to train.
$338,106
Sir Sandford Fleming

Carpenter/ construction and maintenance electrician
Upgrade shops for training both trades and expand the capacity to train.

General machinist/ industrial mechanic millwright
Purchase simulation software to ensure apprentices are trained on current technology.

$273,448
St. Clair

Automotive service technician
Purchase of scanners will expand the capacity to train by 10 per cent and ensure that apprentices are training on current technology.

Electrical trades
Purchase control systems to meet the curriculum and to ensure apprentices are training on current technology.

Hairstylist
Replace worn and outdated equipment.

$499,023
St. Lawrence

Automotive service technician
Upgrade equipment to meet changing needs of the trade.

General machinist
Purchase hand tools, such as height gauges and dial indicators.

Industrial/ construction and maintenance electrician
Purchase equipment such as shunt motors, phase motors and alarm panels to upgrade the training shop.

$667,625
Total   $9,300,000

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