Apprentices and Tradespeople – Call for Proposals Opening July 24, 2017 – May 16, 2017

Apprentices and Tradespeople – Call for Proposals Opening July 24, 2017

May 16, 2017

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to advise that the Government has announced $85 million to support training in the skilled trades.

This plan will support the next generation of apprentices and tradespeople – particularly women and Indigenous people – get the skills they need to succeed in a changing economy.  The Government of Canada will launch the program through a call for proposals beginning on July 24th. Apprentices and tradespeople will benefit from this new program that supports apprenticeship training, innovation and enhanced partnerships.

The program will include two streams of funding:

  • Financial support for unions to purchase up-to-date training equipment and materials to help unions keep up with constant technological change and meet industry standards
  • Funding for innovative approaches to break down barriers facing women and Indigenous people who want to enter the skilled trades.

“This will help apprentices and tradespeople in my Yellowhead riding to obtain the skills they need to pursue a career in a skilled trade.  I encourage those interested in this program to apply once this program is launched on July 24th,” concluded MP Eglinski.

 

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