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Skills Ontario lauds provincial government for making STEM a priority

Skills Ontario lauds provincial government for making STEM a priority

TORONTO — Skills Ontario is applauding the Government of Ontario for its recent announcement to boost skilled trades and STEM education in the curriculum.

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce launched its Plan to Catch Up for the 2022/2023 school year on July 25.

Among the five key components of the plan is preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow which includes new learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, engineering design, the skilled trades and emerging technologies. 

Through a commitment to preparing Ontario’s youth for the highly-skilled economy of tomorrow, Skills Ontario partners with school boards, colleges, small business, large companies, labour groups, and governments to provide opportunities for youth to explore and develop skills for successful careers in the skilled trades and technologies, states a release.

“We are thrilled to continue our strong partnership with the Ontario government, and we support the education plans announced today,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, in a statement. “Working together and inspiring the next generation of skilled trade and technology leaders is crucial to our success as a province, and we are looking forward to continuing to provide learning opportunities to Ontarians.” 

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