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McGuinty Government Invests $5 Million To Update And Develop New Training Material

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McGuinty Government Invests $5 Million To Update And Develop New Training Material

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The McGuinty government's investment in the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund (AIF) will help build a strong and prosperous economy by building North America's best-educated, most highly skilled workforce.

Apprenticeship Innovation Fund

The Apprenticeship Innovation Fund gives colleges the resources to update and develop new curriculum.

It also supports the creation of exemption tests for experienced workers, including internationally trained workers, to avoid duplicate training in skills they already possess. It also helps colleges create distance education tools, like websites and CD-ROMs.

The government is investing $1.9 million in the projects listed below, while an additional $3.1 million is being invested in standardized provincial training tools and flexible alternatives for classroom training, such as distance education.

Skilled trade and project Project lead and partners Amount invested

Automotive glass technician

- develop a curriculum standard

Canadore College

In partnership with Centennial College, Fanshawe College, Mohawk College and Niagara College

$ 50,000

Automotive service technician, Automotive Service Education Program

- revise the curriculum standard

Centennial College

In partnership with Algonquin College, Fanshawe College, Mohawk College and Sault College

$ 35,000

Automotive service technician

- demonstrate and evaluate an alternative training product "AST Online"

Algonquin College

In partnership with Canadore College, Centennial College, Durham College, Fanshawe College, Sault College and Canadian Tire

$387,532

Cabinetmaker

- validate and format exemption tests

KRH Group $ 11,240

Circular saw technician

-develop exemption tests

Confederation College

In partnership with Collège Boréal

$ 24,000

Elevating devices mechanic

- develop curriculum standards and exemption tests

KRH Group $ 85,827

General carpenter

- revise the curriculum standards and develop exemption tests- harmonize the requirements of the Ontario government curriculum standards to the Inter-Provincial common core requirements

Georgian College

In partnership with the Carpenters Union District Council of Ontario

$ 80,000

General machinist

- revise the exemption tests

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

In partnership with Durham College, Niagara College, Georgian College, Mohawk College and George Brown College

$ 30,450

Ironworker

- develop an exemption test

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers District Council of Ontario, Local 721, Toronto; Local 736, Hamilton; and Local 700, Windsor $ 14,400

Metal fabricator (fitter){formerly known as Fitter (structural steel/plateworker)}

- develop curriculum standards and exemption tests

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advance Learning

In partnership with Canadore College, Cambrian College, Niagara College and Durham College

$ 84,850

Mould maker

- revise the exemption tests

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

In partnership with Conestoga College, Durham College, Fanshawe College, Georgian College and St. Clair College

$ 19,720

Network cabling specialist

- revise the exemption tests

Algonquin College $ 26,000

Pattern maker

- revise the curriculum standards and the exemption tests

Niagara College $ 55,000

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic

- revise the exemption tests

Algonquin College

In partnership with Mohawk College, George Brown College, and the Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee of Local 787

$ 39,000

Sprinkler and fire protection installer

- validate and format the exemption tests

KRH Group $ 21,570

Steamfitter

- develop a practical exam for the Certificate of Qualification

George Brown College

In partnership with Mohawk College and Sault College.

$ 7,500

Steamfitter

- develop an electronic support tool for teaching the curriculum

George Brown College

In partnership with Canadore College, Mohawk College and Sault College.

$410,000

Tool and die maker; tool/tooling maker

- revise the exemption tests

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

In partnership with Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Durham College, Fanshawe College, Mohawk College and St. Clair College.

$ 19,720
- update a CD-ROM on technical calculations and sciences used in the training of various trades including automotive service technicians, brick and stone masons, general carpenters, truck and coach technicians, commercial vehicle technicians Confederation College $274,700
- develop an interactive electronic educational tool to enhance apprenticeship classroom training specific to rigging and hoisting skills Operating Engineers Training Institute of OntarioIn partnership with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 128 $246,300
Total   $1,922,809

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