Call for Proposals for Union Training and Innovation Program
May 1, 2019
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that Employment and Social Development Canada has launched a call for proposals for the Investments in the Training Equipment stream of the Union Training and Innovation Program. Approximately $10 million is being invested.
The Program has two streams, is open to all unions, including those that do not provide training recognized by provinces and territories as technical apprenticeship training, and those that do not operate training facilities:
- The Investments in Training Equipment stream helps unions purchase new and up-to-date training equipment. Continuous technological change puts pressure on training providers to ensure workers are developing the right skills needed on the job site.
- The Innovation in Apprenticeship stream supports innovative approaches to address challenges limiting apprenticeship outcomes, including barriers to participation and success in the trades for key groups such as women, Indigenous people, newcomers and persons with disabilities. This stream is open to a range of stakeholders and partners, but unions need to be involved, either as the lead or as a partner on projects.
Through the Investments in Training Equipment stream of the Union Training and Innovation Program, successful applicants will receive financial support to purchase up-to-date training equipment and materials, so trades workers can get the skills they need.
The call for proposals closes on May 29, 2019.
“I am encouraging trade unions and training trust funds representing workers in the Red Seal trades in the Yellowhead to apply for funding,” concluded MP Eglinski.