ON announces free construction worker training through $3.6M investment


The Government of Ontario has announced that it is investing $3.6M into free construction worker training for women and young people. The funds will support free programs that are led by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO). The programs include three projects: The first will aim to increase female participation in the industry by training 700 tradeswomen, the second will provide 1,500 jobseekers with online training tools and exclusive employment opportunities so they can explore the skilled trades and find apprenticeship opportunities, and the third will provide hands-on learning and training opportunities to grade 12 students in London and Ottawa.