ON invests in paid internship opportunities, skilled trades training for Indigenous people

The Government of Ontario recently announced two major investments to support training and development in in-demand fields. $10M will be provided to Mitacs to support the creation of over 2,700 paid internships in high demand areas. The internships will provide undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with real-world experience through hands-on learning with employers. ON has also invested $1.5M into three training projects in Thunder Bay that will help over 100 Indigenous people take part in pre-apprenticeship programs and prepare for careers as general carpenter, welders, plumbers, and more. Two programs will be run by Anishinabek Employment and Training Services, the Carpenters Union Local 1669, and Confederation College, while a third program will be run by Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS). ON (1)| ON (2)| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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