UPDATE: Apprentices and Tradespeople – Call for Proposals Now Open – July 24, 2017

UPDATE: Apprentices and Tradespeople – Call for Proposals Now Open

July 24, 2017

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to advise that the call for proposals for new Union Training and Innovation Program launched today.

Successful applicants will receive financial support to purchase up-to-date training equipment and materials so workers can get the skills they need on the job site. Successful applicants will also receive funding to support approaches that will break down barriers facing women and Indigenous people who want to enter the skilled trades.

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 eligible organizations to apply for funding to support apprentices in completing their training,” concluded MP Eglinski.

The deadline to apply is September 5, 2017.  For more information on how to apply, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/union-training-innovation.html.

 

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