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Skilled Trades Ontario launches industry resource hub

May 16, 2024 | By Maryam Farag

STO CEO & Registrar Melissa Young speaks at the 2023 Industry Summit on Apprenticeship. Photo: Skilled Trades Ontario.

Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) has launched a new online information centre, providing a platform to access insights and information on the skilled trades sector.

The STO Resource Hub features newly published trade reports, a directory of helpful links as well as other skilled trades related resources and research.

“Our mission at Skilled Trades Ontario is to streamline services and make it easier to learn more about how the skilled trades operate in our province. I’m proud to say that we are making progress on that mission,” said Melissa Young, CEO and Registrar of Skilled Trades Ontario.

STO recently published more than 50 Red Seal trade reports offering insights into trade characteristics, educational pathways, workforce demographics and current labour market conditions. In the coming months, additional research and assets will be added to the Hub.

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“Skilled Trades Ontario’s new Resource Hub is an excellent source of information on Ontario’s 144 skilled trades,” said David Piccini, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. “By helping apprentices and workers learn more about these rewarding, high-paying careers, Ontario continues to lead the way in promoting and opening up pathways into the skilled trades.”

Skilled Trades Ontario has also unveiled a comprehensive inventory of updated training and curriculum standards. The lists outline new standards for Ontario’s skilled trades that have been developed since the agency’s launch.
 

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