NL increases funding to Hiring Apprenticeship Program

January 8, 2010

On Friday, the Newfoundland and Labrador government announced an additional $1.25-million over a 2-year period for the province's Hiring Apprenticeship Program. The extra funding will be given to the Department of Transportation and Works, health authorities, school boards, and Newfoundland Labrador Housing to support an increase in the hiring of apprentices within government departments and agencies. The increased funding is the latest of several initiatives to facilitate apprentices' transition through the apprenticeship system, which include nearly doubling the number of spots available for skilled trades programs at College of the North Atlantic. NL News Release