ON to invest $90M in promoting the skilled trades to young people

November 26, 2021
The Government of Ontario has announced that it is providing $90M in funding to promote the skilled trades to young people. The funding will increase financial supports and apprenticeships for those studying in the skilled trades. ON will also be investing an additional $2.9M into the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program to increase the participation of younger individuals in the trades. “Ontario’s trades are the backbone of our economy,” said ON Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton. “More young people need to know that a job in the trades opens doors to bigger paycheques, with a pension and benefits. The trades can be their ticket to building a better life, strong family, and a stronger community for us all.” ON (ON)