The MOL aims to invest millions in skills development and employment programs
Ontario’s ministry of labour, training and skills development has announced a series of investments aimed at veterans, students and jobseekers.
The MOL has announced the “Soldiers in Tech” program, which is offered through the Roland Gossage Foundation. The Ontario government will invest $500,000 to retrain veterans for jobs in the IT and tech sectors. The program runs for 12 weeks and covers web development skills that should equip veterans with the knowledge they need to enter junior web developer roles.
“We at the Foundation are extremely excited about this project and the outcomes, not only for veterans and their families but for the economic growth of our province. It will also show Corporate Canada how amazing this untapped resource of veterans is and how it can contribute to their prosperity.” Said Roland Gossage, director and founder of the Roland Gossage Foundation.
The Ministry aims to invest a total of $1.8 million in IT and tech training projects.
In parallel to this initiative, the Ontario government will invest in skills training in the London area to help students and jobseekers prepare for employment. The MOL announced that it will invest $214,000 at CityStudio London, which will help up to 780 students gain practical experience.
The provincial government will also invest in a series of other programs, the investment will total $1.49 million.
Monte McNaughton, minister of labour, training and skills development said: “This CityStudio London program is a great example of why we're making investments in training. It harnesses students' curiosity and problem-solving skills to benefit the City of London and advance the students' career prospects. New skills and practical, hands-on experience, which are on offer at all of the programs announced across the London area today, help students and job-seekers find good jobs and contribute to Ontario's economic recovery.”
Recently, the Ontarian government announced that it would be investing $2 million in skills development programs in the construction and manufacturing sector.
Source: Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development