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Ont. gov invests $5 million for forestry training and jobs in eastern Ontario


June 23, 2021
By Ellen Cools

The government of Ontario recently announced $5 million in funding to provide forestry training and jobs in the Ottawa-Renfrew and Peterborough-Haliburton regions.

Through the Forestry and Wood Product Manufacturing/Producing program, Algonquin College will lead a skills training project in co-operation with local employers to help upskill interested workers and jobseekers. Algonquin College and Fleming College will form a consortium to develop further partnerships to ensure broad industry reach.

The project aims to help 150 jobseekers and 300 employed workers gain the skills and work experience needed to find jobs or advance their careers in wood product manufacturing and producing in eastern Ontario. Training will focus on mill and manufacturing operations, field skills and heavy equipment.

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