The Ontario government is investing over $4 million in six projects to support current and future construction workers across the province. These Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario projects will promote the trades, train future workers, and ensure that current workers have the right tools and mental health support they need. Ottawa has been chosen as one of the six “Tomorrow’s Trades” projects, of which Program Director Adam Melnick is a member of the OCBN Network, to introduce 96 underrepresented youth to the skilled trades. The pilot will include 12 weeks of hands-on training and a 12-week work placement to learn about being carpenters, electrical workers, pipe trades, sheet metal workers, and ironworkers. Upon completion, participants can enter a union-sponsored apprenticeship. For more information on these projects, follow these links:

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Ontario Investing in Construction Workers