Ontario Chamber Welcomes Province’s Continued Investments in Skilled TradesSeptember 3, 2020
(Toronto – September 3, 2020) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in reaction to the provincial government’s announcement to provide in-demand skills training to over 15,000 people in the province.
“The ‘skills mismatch’ is a pervasive and growing challenge in the province and right across Canada. We are so pleased to see the Government of Ontario continue to take action to ensure we have the right skilled workers in place to support the province’s economic recovery and success.
“Universities and colleges are critical partners and today’s news is an essential investment in the recovery and resiliency of Ontario’s economy.”
“Access to talent will be especially important post-pandemic, as Ontario invests in major infrastructure and other big projects to support recovery efforts.
“Today’s announcement builds on previous efforts from the government to address the skills mismatch in Ontario, including promoting the trades to young people and earlier educational programming.”
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
For more information, please contact:
Ceara Copps – Edwards, Manager, Public Affairs, Ontario Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-936-6734