Clean Slate: Ontario launches new one-stop skilled trades platform

Toronto, Ontario — With the unceremonious send-off of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) two months in the past, the provincial government has announced that the new Skilled Trades Ontario agency has officially launched. The Ontario government is viewing this new institution as a step toward better aligning the province with a model that addresses […]

Skill Scrolling: Skills Ontario launches jobs, training app for skilled trades

Toronto, Ontario — Skills Ontario launched a new “career exploration” app for Android and Apple devices in December that aims to connect the province’s skilled tradespeople of all ages and skill levels with training and employment opportunities. The app puts new users through a quiz that matches them up with employment opportunities relevant to their […]

Lightweight Learning: Ontario expands online micro-credential training portal

Toronto, Ontario — The credentials may be micro-sized, but the difference they will make on a resume is huge, as the government of Ontario announced a $300,000 investment in the eCampusOntario training portal launched on Wednesday. With several automotive courses already listed by institutions across the province, the eCampusOntario portal attempts to consolidate Ontario-based micro-credential […]

Pitch Meeting: Applications for Ontario Skills Development Fund now open

Toronto, Ontario – Looking for an opportunity to support your local skilled trades community? Applications for the Ontario government’s new two-year $115 million Skills Development Fund are now open. Focusing on those in the field of skilled trades training, such as employers, apprenticeship training delivery agents, unions and post-secondary institutions, the Skills Development Fund aims […]