Feds invest in skilled trades training

July 10, 2020

By HR Reporter |

Employers encouraged to apply for funding through two streams

The federal government is investing $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP) to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access these jobs.

Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through two streams: Investments in Training Equipment and Innovation in Apprenticeship. The government will be accepting proposals from eligible organizations until Aug. 28, 2020.

“Skilled tradespeople are a key component of Canada’s workforce. Their work is critical to several essential sectors during the pandemic, and they will continue to support the Canadian economy as it moves towards economic recovery,” says Carla Qualtrough, minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion. “This investment will help Canadians get the training they need to start exciting and well-paying careers in the trades.”

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