Training Investment in Ontario’s Construction Industry – REPORT
A new report, Training Investment in Ontario’s Construction Industry, highlights the growing role of unions and their contractor partners in delivering skills upgrade, apprenticeship and health and safety training.
Union contractors and members of Ontario’s Building Trades unions invested $146 million in training in 2019, an increase of 261 per cent over the past decade, and a three-fold increase since 2006. They also invested $325 million between 2013 and 2019 in capital upgrades for training facilities and equipment.
“Investing in the training and development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce meets current and future demands of the economy,”
– Robert Bronk, OCS Chief Executive Officer