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Ontario offers paid apprenticeships for electricians

March 21, 2022 | By Maryam Farag

The Ontario government is investing $13 million to provide free training and paid electricians’ apprenticeships for 2,500 people across the province.

This investment is for nine projects across Ontario. Two of the projects are being delivered by the Ontario Electrical Industry Training Trust Fund, who are training nearly 300 people for jobs as construction and industrial electricians and cabling specialists. The training focuses on safety, best practices for installation, and other skills for electricians. At the end of the program, participants will be offered employment.

“This funding announcement will help apprentices access the best training possible to address the growing need by employers for Network Cabling Specialists,” said James Barry, Executive Secretary Treasurer, IBEW CCO. “As technology continues to evolve, this in-demand trade not only provides a fulfilling career for young people and underrepresented populations, but their skills will be critical to helping build and sustain Ontario’s infrastructure well into the future.”



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