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Ontario College of Trades, Skills Ontario engage youth in the skilled trades

June 25, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

The Ontario College of Trades and Skills Ontario have partnered to promote the skilled trades through outreach programs.

The programs aim to encourage educators and parents to incorporate skilled trades-related activities into curricula and in discussions on the viability of careers in the skilled trades.

Both organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that focuses on the development of outreach initiatives geared to youth, parents, educators, government and other stakeholders. Introduced in part due to concerns about a national shortage of tradespeople, the agreement also aims to engage employers.

“Working in partnership built on shared tools, resources, and objectives this MOU will help direct our efforts to encourage more young people to pursue the skilled trades which can provide a rewarding and well-paying career,” Ontario College of Trades CEO George Gritziotisi said. www.skillsontario.com www.collegeoftrades.ca



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