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Conestoga Opening New Skilled Trades Training Campus

The facility includes upgraded office and manufacturing areas ideally suited to unique requirements of trades education and training.

June 25, 2021   Logan Caswell

On June 23, Conestoga College announced the Fall 2022 opening of their new Skilled Trades Training Campus, which began development in 2019.

The 250,000-sq. ft. facility is located in the Cambridge Business Park, in Cambridge, Ont. (one hour southwest of Toronto). Originally constructed in 2003 with substantial renovations completed in 2009, the facility includes upgraded office and manufacturing areas ideally suited to unique requirements of trades education and training.

Ontario is facing a critical shortage of talent in the skilled trades and in 2017, the Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance reported that up to 41% of its members would hire more employees if they could find people with the right skills.

The provincial government predicts that one in five new jobs in Ontario over the next five years will be in trades-related occupations. Attracting new entrants into trades education and training programs is an essential first step towards addressing Ontario’s skilled trades talent shortage.

Conestoga offers the following HVAC or plumbing career opportunities:

Plumber (Apprenticeship) – 720 hours

Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing – 1-year program

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician – 2-year program

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic (Apprenticeship) – 720 hours

For additional skilled trades career ideas visit conestogac.on.ca.

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