Investment will make finding a construction job easier
Michelle Rempel, minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced Tuesday that Canada's support to Saskatoon Trades and Skills Centre Inc. would support the purchase of vital equipment for the Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operator training program.
"Our government is pleased to invest in equipment that will help expand access to skills training," she said. "Through this initiative we are ensuring that individuals have the relevant training they need to fill in-demand jobs, and demonstrating our continued commitment to Canada's growth and long-term prosperity."
The industry-recognized program will help meet market demand for skilled workers in the construction trades, while also benefiting youth and Aboriginal people facing barriers to well-paid jobs or having difficulty transitioning to full-time employment, Rempel said.
Saskatoon Trades will purchase an articulating boom lift and a truck to help train workers and transport them to job sites for work experience.
"The Saskatoon Trades and Skills Centre is a leader in training students for in-demand jobs," Kelly Block, a member of the parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, said. "Through this investment, our government is demonstrating our commitment to helping Canadians access available jobs by equipping them with the skills they need to succeed."