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Addressing the Skilled Trade Shortages Critical for Recovery


(Toronto – October 7th, 2020) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in response to the Ontario government’s announcement of further investment in skilled trades apprenticeships.

“We welcome today’s news from the Ontario government to take further action on apprenticeships for the skilled trades. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has long advocated for the modernization of the apprenticeship system and the promotion of the skilled trades to fulfill labour and skills shortages across the province.

“It is critical to prioritize support for where skills shortages exist, using labour market data to ensure that training opportunities are available and supported to meet demand in high-growth industries.”

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.

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