The Sault Ste. Marie Community Information and Career Centre will tap into funding announced today by the Ontario government who is funding $7.3 million to support Indigenous job seekers in Northern Ontario, by providing skills training for in-demand careers with local employers.
The funding comes from Ontario’s over $860 million Skills Development Fund Training Stream, which supports innovative projects that upskill workers so they can find meaningful jobs close to home.
The Sault Community Information & Career Centre is receiving $376,341 for a program that empowers Indigenous workers and job seekers who face high barriers to entering the skilled trades and increases access to Ontario’s apprenticeship system by encouraging greater employer participation. The program will provide journeypersons and employers with the tools they need to support Northern Ontario apprentices to successfully complete their apprenticeship.
This project will help 350 apprentices & job seekers in Sault Ste. Marie works toward completing an apprenticeship in skilled trades. The project will provide training to participants including tutoring, mentorship programs and workshops. This will help them to successfully progress through their apprenticeship pathway and become certified journeypersons.