Industry applauds new ON Rapid Skills pilot project

December 13, 2019

Local and national industry leaders are celebrating news of an Ontario pilot project aimed at rapidly responding to the changing skill requirements of the automotive and advanced manufacturing workforce, reports the Windsor Star. The $3M Rapid Skills project will be seeking proposals to receive funding for retraining programs for laid-off, at-risk, or underutilized workers until the end of January 2020. Organizations eligible to apply for Rapid Skills funding include Ontario’s colleges, universities, and private career colleges, as well as employers, industry associations, unions, workforce development partners, First Nations governments, Indigenous Institutes, not-for-profit organizations, and school boards. Windsor Star | (ON)