ON announces $224M for private skilled trades training centres, Colleges Ontario expresses disappointment


The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is investing $224M into building and upgrading private training centres that will prepare people for careers in the skilled trades. ON will invest an additional $75M in supporting operations and programs at new and existing centres over the next three years. Colleges Ontario issued a statement on behalf of the sector expressing disappointment at being excluded from the funding. “Ontario’s colleges already have many training facilities that prepare people for successful careers in technology and the trades,” said Colleges Ontario President Linda Franklin. “Many of those facilities are in urgent need of capital repairs. That should be the priority as the province strives to strengthen its workforce.”

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