TORONTO—A workforce development pilot program associated with the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario called Tomorrow’s Trades is looking to recruit and prepare candidates that are traditionally underrepresented for application to apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades.
Application forms are now being accepted. The program targets women, Indigenous and Black youth, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth at-risk, returning veterans, reservists, cadets and those from racialized communities.
The goal is to remove barriers for those pursuing a career in construction by creating a program to find motivated individuals and equip them with the essential skills they need to become apprentices in the construction sector.
Candidates will be selected based on assessments and interviews and successful candidates participate in their pre-apprenticeship style program where it will aim to ensure they are job-ready by the time they apply to the workforce, indicates a release.
Those interested are asked to fill out an application form outlining what motivated the individual to apply and what he or she hopes to achieve. Program organizers will contact those who apply to conduct a personal, online assessment of skills, desires and aptitudes.
For more information visit https://tomorrowstrades.ca/tomorrows-trades-application-form/