The Federal government has committed $9 million to help support skills training in manufacturing in southern Ontario.
The investment is being made through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev). The funding is being provided to the Yves Landry Foundation and is part of the Federal government’s ongoing “Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence (AIME) Global initiative. The renewed initiative launches December 1, 2014 and will help export-oriented manufacturers provide employee training to support the adaptation of new technology, new processes or procedures that increase productivity and competitiveness.
“We are very grateful for the continued support from the Government of Canada. This re-investment supports southern Ontario manufacturers to undertake training or skills upgrading that will support innovation at the shop floor level, where it is needed most. By strengthening our labour force, we are better able to compete in the global marketplace,” says Karyn Brearley, executive director, Yves Landry Foundation.