Skills shortage sees businesses entering the classroom

December 18, 2007

PSE institutions in Northern Ontario are urged to expand mining programs to cope with a projected shortage of 100,000 skilled workers over the next decade. College Boréal is building a new 43,000 square foot Timmins campus that will accommodate an additional 262 students.  Demand for workers is so high that employers are starting to approach schools to make presentations and conduct interviews as early as a class' first term.  Cambrian College is also expanding, with 12 new stations and 80 more spots for machining and millwright apprentices.