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Skills Ontario supports math curriculum changes

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Skills Ontario supports math curriculum changes

WATERLOO, ONT.—Skills Ontario is supporting the provincial government’s plan to change Ontario’s math curriculum, stating math skills are essential to trades careers.

According to a release, the changes are expected to help address the math challenges students in the education system face, adding with a revamped math curriculum, students will be even better prepared to explore their career opportunities.

“For 30 years, Skills Ontario has been promoting apprenticeships, skilled trades and technology opportunities to youth, and we look forward to building on our partnership with the government to engage more students,” said Skills Ontario CEO Ian Howcroft in a statement.

“Strong math skills are vital to Ontario’s economic success.”

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The Ontario College of Trades had covered annual curriculum reviews since 2009 by actual trades workers sitting on all trades boards. The trades boards consisted of employers and trades workers, not politicians and bureaucrats. The province mothballed The College of Trades in December 2018, I am sure Skills Ontario will have apprentices beating down the doors filling the massive trades shortage.

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