STO updates training, curriculum standards, launches digital portal for apprentices


Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) has updated its training and curriculum standards for apprentices and skilled trades workers in order to improve labour mobility and training standards. The updates include new standards for the horticultural technician, arborist, and utility arborist trades and plans to align the program standards for the three heavy equipment operator trades with provincial and territorial Red Seal Standards. STO has also released a digital portal for apprentices where they can complete applications, pay fees, and track their progress online. “The recently updated training and curriculum standards will undoubtedly strengthen students’ skills, enhance their employment options and ultimately set them up for even greater success,” said Centennial College President Dr Craig Stephenson.