Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak experienced several career college programs first hand on Tuesday during a showcase and reception hosted by Career Colleges Ontario.
Hudak toured the Medix College/North American Trade Schools Campus in Brampton, where the event was being held, to learn about HVAC repairs and try his hand at making a Valentine’s Day card with students in the Early Childcare Assistant program.
Hudak highlighted the strengths of the Career College sector during a speech at the reception in front of over 60 career college representatives.
“As one of our most efficient paths to employment, we need to support career colleges by reducing the regulatory burden, so they can equip students with the skills they need to gain access to the job market,” said Tim Hudak.
The event was geared towards increasing awareness of the career college sector and its contribution to the development of a skilled work force and the provincial economy.
Every year, Ontario’s career colleges provide hands-on training to over 67,000 students, employ over 12,000 staff, and save the taxpayers in the province more than $1 billion.
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