New program builds pathways and removes barriers to a career in the skilled trades
Tomorrow’s Trades is currently recruiting youth interested in a career in the skilled trades. Tomorrow’s Trades is a workforce development program piloted by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario to train future workers for a career in the construction and skilled trades. The focus of the program is to recruit and prepare candidates that are traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades, such as women, Indigenous youth, Black youth, persons with disabilities, newcomers, youth at-risk, returning veterans, reservists, cadets and those from racialized communities for application to apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades.
The program will include 12 weeks of hands-on training and a 12-week work placement to learn about being carpenters, electrical workers, pipe trades, sheet metal workers and ironworkers. The hope is to create a pathway for motivated individuals and equip them with the Construction Sector Essential Skills needed to become high-quality apprentices.Click here to apply for the Tomorrow’s Trades program. The application deadline is August 31, 2021.
For program details, see the pdf document
Tomorrow’s Trades is one of six projects identified by the Ontario government to support current and future construction workers across the province. These Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario projects will promote the trades, train future workers and ensure that current workers have the right tools and mental health supports they need.
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