Investing in New Training Programs

Innovative training projects to help prepare thousands of job seekers for in-demand auto and advanced manufacturing careers

Auto and advanced manufacturing are important pillars of Ontario’s economy – we need skilled workers now and in the future.

That’s why our PC government is investing $9.3 million to support 11 projects that help more than 2,000 students, apprentices, and laid-off workers train for careers in auto and advanced manufacturing across the GTA. There are jobs in these sectors now. But the training needs upgrading so we can create a talent pipeline that satisfies employers’ needs. Our government is stepping in today to help bridge that gap. 

“Ontario’s auto and manufacturing employers have made game-changing contributions in the fight against COVID-19 by re-tooling their production lines to make personal protective equipment and medical supplies,” said Doug Ford, MPP for Etobicoke North and Premier of Ontario. “As we gradually reopen the province, we are making strategic investments to train and re-train people to ensure all businesses get the talent they need, and everyone can get back to work and put food on the table to support Ontario’s economic recovery.”

Our message to these employers is clear: We have your back. We’re investing in college and university students, recent graduates and apprentices to ensure these businesses have the talent they need to recover and grow.

Our PC government is committed to helping businesses find skilled workers and to providing everyone with an opportunity to land those in-demand jobs. By investing in new training programs, we will help laid-off workers and young job seekers get the skills upgrades they need to establish new, fulfilling careers.