New Training Centre for Skilled Trades Coming to Strathroy

Posted On Wednesday June 15, 2022
Skilled Trades Announcement
Skilled Trades Announcement

A new training centre for skilled trades will be established in Strathroy, supported by an investment from the Ontario government of $5.7 million. 

“This project aligns perfectly with the Municipality’s growing Junior Trades programs, which are already attracting local young people to the skilled trades,” said Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden. “This partnership is an incredible opportunity to give students and apprentices access to the high-quality training they need to kick off a career in the trades, and close to home.”

This project involves collaboration with between the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc and local industrial and manufacturing partners, school boards, Technical Training Group (TTG) Stratford, and Lambton College. The training centre will provide apprentices and elementary and secondary school students the equipment and training they need to prepare for careers as Industrial Mechanic Millwrights, Welders, and Metal Fabricators.

Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, announced the investment from the Ontario government on Friday morning.

“Everything Premier Ford and our government is doing is about helping people find meaningful work close to home, so they can earn bigger paychecks, take care of their families and build stronger communities,” said Minister McNaughton. “This investment means young people in Strathroy will have access to cutting-edge technology and education, so they are ready for meaningful careers in the skilled trades.”

This project is funded by Ontario’s Skills Development Fund, a more than $200 million initiative supporting innovative programs that connect job seekers with the skills and training they need to find well-paying careers close to home.