TORONTO – Officials from Skills Ontario recently made a presentation to the province’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to discuss the role of Skills Ontario in building the future skilled workforce.
The pandemic has underscored the essential role that skilled trade and technology careers play in the economy and every day lives, said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, who made the presentation along with Paul Clipsham, director of stakeholder operations at Skills Ontario. Howcroft thanked the government for supporting the trades.
“The government’s partnership with Skills Ontario is a strong indication of their commitment to connecting more Ontarians with rewarding careers in these fields, and we look forward to building and continuing our partnership in order for us to address this very significant labour shortage challenge,” Howcroft said in a statement.
“Furthermore, diversity, inclusion, and representation are top priorities for Skills Ontario. We have shared goals with the Government of Ontario to ensure all Ontarians feel heard, welcome, and appreciated in the skilled careers, and we are looking forward to continuing to work with communities across Ontario to ensure that we are providing equal opportunities for all youth and building a diverse and robust skilled workforce.”