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Federal government invests in skilled trades and technology careers

Published by Stephanie Brooks on November 06, 2012

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today is launching Skilled Trades and Technology Week at the Canadian Museum of History. The week will promote careers in the trades and technology sectors that are so critical to Canada's economic prosperity.

The announcement, hosted by Skills Canada, provides local area high school students with the chance to try their hand at various trades through interactive workshops.

The government has provided $8.7 million in youth awareness funding over three years, and is offering Canadians up to $4,000 in apprenticeship grants designed to make a career in the trades an affordable, attractive choice.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and Apprenticeship Completion Grant are taxable cash grants toward tuition, tools or other expenses, to encourage Canadians to pursue and complete apprenticeship training.

A new website has been launched in coordination with the initiative:

CME is doing its part to combat the growing labour and skills shortage through offering an exclusive online portal for employers and job seekers in the manufacturing and exporting sectors. iCME - innovative careers in manufacturing and exporting - is your one-stop shop for career opportunities in industry.


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