The Skilled Trades and Training Secretariat, to be coordinated out of the Institute, will consists of industry leaders who will be responsible for coordinating and increasing employment in the skilled trades to support building a strong, sustainable regional labour force – creating a hub for skilled trades, enabling us to utilize community resources and assets, and collectively prepare tomorrow’s labour force.

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Training a new generation – Skilled Trades Secretariat to ramp up in 2019

Bruce County, Ontario – December 5, 2018 A Skilled Trades Secretariat is being established as part of the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII), and will begin working from the NII’s temporary headquarters in downtown Port Elgin in January.

“At Bruce Power, we have been actively working with our industry, union and college partners to increase the supply of high-demand trades that will be required in order to deliver our Life-Extension Program on time and on budget,” said Cathy Sprague, Bruce Power’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “We have a number of organizations in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties working to increase the supply of skilled trades through promotion to local youth. Now is the right time to connect industry leaders with community partners and adopt a one-window approach to advancing our region as a skilled trades and training hub.”

The Secretariat will provide an administrative and coordination function, bringing together industry leaders and local organizations to establish a collaborative mechanism for maximizing training programs and capitalizing on local assets, to increase the supply of high-demand skilled trades locally. Read more…