Ontario apprenticeship training gets an $11.5-million boost

Funding will create 900 more spaces for college students who want to become registered apprentices
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/18/2006

The Ontario government is investing $11.5 million over four years to improve apprenticeship training, announced the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Chris Bentley.

The new funds will create 900 more spaces in the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program, which allows students to complete a college diploma while training as an apprentice in nine different skilled trades. This is in addition to the 1,600 spaces created since the program was first announced in 2004.

"By providing more opportunities for students to become apprentices while obtaining a college education, we are helping more Ontarians participate more fully in the economy," said Bentley.