Ontario announces funding for skilled trades training for Indigenous people – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202064 Views

The money is going to Supercom Industries and Anishinabek Employment and Training Services

Feb 21, 2020

The Ontario government on Thursday announced $2 million in funding for programs aimed at training Indigenous people for careers in the skilled trades.

The province has given $500,000 to Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) to fund pre-apprenticeship training in carpentry for 15 people and in drywall, acoustics and lathing for 20 people. Participants will have the option to receive welding training as a secondary trade, according to a news release issued by AETS.

“Without the funding, we would not be able to provide the tuition, the wrap-around supports that help that individual from a First Nation community come to Thunder Bay for that training with the carpentry union,” AETS executive director John DeGiacomo told CBC.

The organization has run six previous pre-apprenticeship training programs, DeGiacomo said, and 80 to 100 per cent of the individuals in each class landed jobs in their fields.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/ontario-funds-indigenous-skills-training-1.5470603

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