Sault College is set to receive more than $6.3 million for employment, apprenticeship and training initiatives.
Employment Service receives the bulk of the funding – $2,334,565 – while the Literacy and Basic Skills Program receives $663,043 and the Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund gets $263,872, and $1,674,070 goes toward In-Class Training.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates our government’s commitment to ensuring the people of Sault Ste. Marie have access to the training necessary to find stable, good-paying jobs,” said Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie. “These investments are critical to helping our community recover and grow post-COVID-19.”
The Youth Job Connection is getting a piece of the pie with just over $1 million.
Youth Job Connection-Summer is getting $223,200 and the Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program receives $198,889.
Dr. Ron Common, President of Sault College, says these investments will shine a light on the need for ongoing training and skills development.
“This funding will allow us to further support these programs and create opportunities in these critical areas, so together we can strengthen our community and workforce,” said Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College. “On behalf of Sault College, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Minister Romano and the provincial government for continuing to support our College and our programming.”