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Tackling Skills Gaps with Innovative Training

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Published on August 10, 2017 with No Comments

  • Ontario will provide Four County Labour Market Planning Board with $799,980 over two years to pilot Connect2SKILLS, an employer-focused skills training and employment project for the manufacturing sector.
  • Jobseekers and employers interested in participating in the new Connect2SKILLS project are encouraged to contact the Four County Labour Market Planning Board.
  • The new project in Perth County is one of four SkillsAdvance pilots in Ontario that combine tailored employment supports for jobseekers with industry-specific skills training.

 

Ontario is helping 60 local job seekers in Perth County develop the skills they need to find jobs in the manufacturing sector.

As the economy and labour market become more technology- and knowledge-based, employers are requiring new skills from employees. The province is investing in the Connect2SKILLS program, which combines a tailored academic training curriculum, developed and delivered by Conestoga College, with on-the-job learning during a work placement with local manufacturers.

Through academic curriculum and on-the-job training, Connect2SKILLS participants will improve their skills and knowledge in areas such as -Machine operation and associated processes, Tools and gauges, Forklift safety, Document use and numeracy, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Health and safety, and Quality control.

The program will help more jobseekers get the training and skills they need to pursue employment and educational goals in a changing economy.

Supporting innovative skills training is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

 

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