Ontario Doubling Career Fairs to Help More Young People Enter Skilled Trades

Over 25,000 students in grades 7 to 12 will learn about exciting and in-demand careers close to home

Our government is investing more than $1 billion over three years to provide more young people with the training they need to launch rewarding, well-paying careers in the skilled trades.

Ontario’s skilled trades career fairs are returning for the second year in a row:

We’re doubling the number of fairs to 10, doubling the number of students who can participate to over 25,000, and increasing the number of exhibitors to over 100.

Returning – Thunder Bay, Sudbury, London, Mississauga, and Ottawa.

New – Dryden (serving Kenora), Hamilton (serving Niagara), Oshawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor.

Students in grades 7 to 12 will have the chance to learn about the 144 different skilled trades through interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities while hearing directly from tradespeople and local employers about these lucrative careers.

The career fairs will be taking place in communities across the province between September 19 to November 29.

We are also investing $24 million for 2023-24 through the Apprenticeship Capital Grant program, helping 66 training institutions across Ontario upgrade their training equipment and existing facilities that support hands-on learning for students and apprentices.

Read more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1003454/ontario-doubling-career-fairs-to-help-more-young-people-enter-skilled-trades