McGuinty Government Helps Ontarians Get Job-Ready Skills
The McGuinty government is building a strong and prosperous economy by building North America's best-educated, most highly skilled workforce. It is increasing the opportunity for more Ontarians to enter challenging and well-paid careers in skilled trades by investing $3.6 million in the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program.
Pre- Apprenticeship Program
In the third part of a three-tiered funding program, the McGuinty government is investing $3.6 million in the Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Through 20 different projects across the province, students strengthen their skills to be eligible for an apprenticeship in a specific skilled trade.
This year, more than 370 people will benefit from participating in the Pre-Apprenticeship Program.
Some of the projects offer students the opportunity to upgrade their academic skills to meet minimum requirements. All programs include a work placement to give participants a real work experience. Courses can last up to 40 weeks. Participation in the program is free.
People interested in participating in the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program can call the JobGrow Hotline at 1-888-JobGrow, or 416-326-5656 in the Toronto area, for details about individual projects.
|Skilled trade||Organization||Project grant|
|Autobody repairer and collision damage repairer, branch one and two||Algonquin College, Ottawain partnership with the college's Job Connect providers||$ 228,845|
|Automotive service technician|| |
Centennial College, Torontoin partnership with the Toronto Automotive Dealers' Association
Niagara College, Welland in partnership with the college's Job Connect providers
St. Clair College, Windsor
|$ 261,310 |
|Construction craft worker||FOCUS Community Development Corporation in partnership with Universal Workers Union Local 183, Life Long Learning Centre Inc. and The Learning Centres Alliston Campus, Alliston||$ 154,672|
|Construction and maintenance electrician||Bonnechere Algonquin Community, Pembroke in partnership with Algonquin College and Ontario Power Generation||$ 132,416|
|Educational assistant||Collège Boréal, Timminsin partnership with the Conseil Scolaire du Nord-Est de l'Ontario||$ 135,396|
|General carpenter|| |
Durham College, Whitbyin partnership with Carpenters' Union, Local 27, Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund
Georgian College, Bracebridge
|$ 202,924 |
|Hairstylist||Adult Learning Centre, Training and Development, Toronto District School Board||$ 192,033|
|Hardware - information technology support analyst||Scarborough Training Centre International Inc., Toronto||$ 119,586|
|Horticultural technician||Humber College, Torontoin partnership with COSTI Immigration Services and Landscape Ontario||$ 172,483|
|Industrial mechanic millwright|| |
Confederation College, Geraldton
La Cité collégiale, Hawkesbury
|Native residential construction worker||Northern College, Moose Factoryin partnership with Moose Cree First Nation Education Authority and Moose Cree First Nation Housing Authority||$ 107,067|
|Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic||United Association, Joint Labour Management Training Committee, Bramptonin partnership with United Association Local 787, The Refrigeration Workers' Local 787, ORAC (Ontario Refrigeration and Air conditioning Contractors Association) Training Fund||$ 214,557|
|Sheet metal worker||Mohawk College, Stoney Creek||$ 256,353|
|Truck and coach technician|| |
Fanshawe College, Londonin partnership with the Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlingtonin partnership with Mohawk College