Ottawa puts $25 million into union-employer training centres

Three-year pilot project will match up to 50 per cent of the purchase cost of equipment
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/06/2005

The federal government is investing $25 million in a three-year pilot project that will help union-employer training centres purchase up-to-date equipment and technology.

The program will focus on trades that have undergone significant expansion or technological change and will help training centres to meet industry standards and reflect the needs of the workplace, the government said. It will also help employers by creating a skilled workforce that is more productive.

Through the program, known as the training centre infrastructure fund (TCIF), Ottawa will match up to 50 per cent of the purchase cost of equipment. (For more information on eligibility and how to participate, see below.)