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SLC responds to Ontario’s shortage in skilled labour

SLC has launched four new pre-apprenticeship programs, which provide opportunities to help people interested in the trades gain the skills needed to enter the apprenticeship system. The pre-apprenticeship programs are funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) to develop more skilled tradespeople in response to Ontario’s shortage of skilled workers. 

In addition to fulfilling the requirements needed to continue in an apprenticeship (pending employer sponsorship), participants take part in an 8-week paid placement, and get three micro-credentials in Workforce Preparedness, Digital Literacy, and Communication. Micro-Credentials are credentials that are transferable across disciplines and can be stand alone as requested by employers or stackable with other credentials to earn more comprehensive credentials. The funding covers participants' tuition, hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and all learning resources.

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Pre-apprenticeship programs

Brick & Stone
Start dates: Sept 7, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021
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Industrial Mechanic
(Millwright) Start dates: Sept 27, 2021 - Jan 21, 2022
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Welder
Start Dates: Oct 12, 2021 - Feb 25, 2022
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Industrial Electrician
Start Dates: Oct 25, 2021 - Feb 25, 2022
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