Apprenticeship training gets $5-million boost

Ontario invests money in an effort to double the number of students entering programs
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/21/2002

In an effort to double the number of students entering apprenticeship programs, the Ontario government has poured $5 million into upgrading facilities at colleges in the province this year.

The funding is part of a five year, $50 million commitment that was announced in last year’s budget and is intended to ensure colleges can keep up with the government’s plan to increase the number of students enrolled in the programs.

Declining enrolments in apprenticeship programs in recent years is often cited as an important factor behind shortages of skilled labour across the country.