Niagara, NHBA skilled trades training partnership receives $1.2M grant

April 21, 2022
Niagara College and the Niagara Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) have received a $1.2M Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant to meet a labour demand in the residential construction industry. Ontario is projected to build 1.5 million homes in the next 10 years, and 1-in-5 jobs in the province are expected to be in the skilled trades by 2025. The Construction Skills training program will include hands-on instruction in Niagara’s School of Trades and an eight-week paid work placement, and learners will graduate with a Certificate of Completion. “This program will allow the NHBA and Niagara College to develop and train students with the skills they need in order to be job site ready to work their way into building a stable career,” said NHBA President Richard Lawrence, “while filling the void of the 100,000 workers our industry needs over the next decade.” Niagara (ON)