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Building jobs at Niagara College

McGuinty Government Invests In Skilled Trades Training, Apprenticeships

Office of the Premier

Ontario is helping Niagara College grow so more students can train for jobs in skilled trades.

The province will invest $15.4 million in a major expansion to skilled trades training classroom space at Niagara College's Welland campus. The college will soon be able to welcome 730 more students and apprentices. The expansion will cost $18.3 million, and create more than 180 construction jobs.

Many high-growth industries face shortages of people with the right skills. The government's three-year, $1.5-billion Skills to Jobs Action Plan is aimed at closing that gap. Niagara College will train more welders, carpenters, electricians and other tradespeople in the skills employers are looking for.

Quick Facts

  • Niagara College offers programs as part of Ontario's Second Career Strategy.
  • More than 6,000 full time students and over 15,000 continuing education students attend Niagara College.
  • The college is ranked first overall in student satisfaction among all Ontario colleges.

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“A lot of employers are having a hard time finding workers with the right skills, so there are jobs going begging. Investing in Niagara College means giving our people the opportunities they need and improving our economic advantage.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“By investing in post secondary institutions like Niagara College and the skills and programs they offer, we are strengthening our economy and helping to improve everyone's quality of life.”

Jim Bradley

MPP, St. Catharines

“We have the right plan for the times, one that builds a stronger Ontario by investing in our greatest asset — our people.”

Kim Craitor

MPP, Niagara Falls



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