ON invests $62.9M to help young people prepare for careers in skilled trades


The Government of Ontario is investing $62.9M to help young people prepare for careers in the skilled trades. $41.8M will support the launch of around 100 pre-apprenticeship training projects that will help young people gain first-hand experiences working in the trades. The other $21.1M of this funding will go toward the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, which provides high school students with opportunities to explore the trades through cooperative education courses. “This investment in youth apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programming is significant as it will help postsecondary institutions create a stronger talent pipeline in sectors that need skilled workers now and in the future,” said Fanshawe College Executive Director of Business Development & Strategic Support Candace M Miller.