The Ford government has announced $3.8 million to support training in the local manufacturing and automotive sectors.
The announcement was made Friday at Conestoga College by area MPPs, including Amy Fee, who represents Kitchener South-Hespeler.
"The investments announced today will support the skilled trades labour shortage, and benefit women working in skilled trades, mid-career workers and summer students." Fee said in a release.
Recipients of funding are:
- Communitech: $295,104
- Work-Based Learning Consortium: $494,400
- Conestoga College: $260,000
- Canadian Tooling and Machining Association: $1,095,000
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada: $1,677,000
"With this investment of $3.8 Million in our Region, hundreds of workers will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to enhance their skills and get the training they need to advance their careers in the skilled trades." added Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga.
It's part of a province-wide investment worth $37 million, which the government estimates will help over 15,000 people seeking skilled jobs.