New and improved apprenticeship programs will build a robust, skilled workforce
Our PC government is committed to supporting a robust, skilled workforce.
To that end, we are investing $47 million in 2021-22 to hire more apprentices, improve the quality of training and help them complete their training and certification through the new Achievement Incentive Program and the expanded Apprenticeship Capital Grant.
These programs are designed to support those who train apprentices, providing more young people with high quality training that will lead to successful careers.
- The Achievement Incentive Program will provide over 11,000 employers in the construction, industrial, service, and other sectors with up to $4,000 in funding per apprentice as they reach key training milestones.
- The Apprenticeship Capital Grant will help colleges, unions and apprentice training providers upgrade their equipment and facilities to ensure apprentices are learning and using state-of-the-art infrastructure during their in-class training.
Through these programs, our PC government is supporting this important training pipeline, creating the next generation of our skilled workers, and providing more young people with opportunity to get good jobs in their communities. Our economic recovery and future growth depend on having a robust skilled workforce.