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Free Training & Job Placement Program For Auto Workers In Ontario!

If cars interest you and you are looking for a job, you are in the right place. Ontario has a program that provides paid training to participants. The article lists everything you should know!

Recently, the Ontario government announced that it will be providing 500 people from underrepresented groups with free training. The purpose of the training is to help people land “well-paying jobs”. All these jobs are in the automotive manufacturing sector.

At the end of their training, every participant will receive a job offer from a local employer leading directly to a good job and a bigger paycheque for hundreds of Ontario workers.

Premier Doug Ford  on August 3

The provincial government stated that this program will teach participants all necessary skills. Furthermore, these skills will further help them land a job in various sectors of the auto industry. Some sectors where this training will be really helpful are machine operation, assembly, quality control and logistics.

Also, the program is going to be a combination of both online and on-the-job training.  In this program, you will be able to learn a lot of skills. Moreover. these skills range from manufacturing essentials to project management.

There is a three-month paid job placement through the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA). This is once you complete the training program. Also, you will be connected to a position at one of their 300 businesses. Moreover, employers participating in this program are eligible to get up to $4,600 in wage subsidies. This is for each trainee they take on.

According to the government, the training program is going to be tailored to the “needs of each participant”.  

Who is eligible for the program?

To be eligible for this program you should Identify as either-

  • Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • Racialized (non-Caucasian)
  • Women
  • Youth (15-29 years old a start of agreement)

You don’t need to have any prior experience to apply. Moreover, there are no educational requirements too.

The training program is available till March 31, 2023. So, if you are interested in participating in this program, you can apply here

Source: Ontario Newsroom

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