College of Carpenters and Allied Trades receives funding to diversify skilled workforce

The federal government has announced an investment of nearly $890,000 to the Woodbridge-based College of Carpenters and Allied Trades. With this investment, the College will implement online learning as a means of supporting a more diverse and highly skilled carpentry workforce.  

The project will establish an innovative delivery model for five courses traditionally taught in the classroom to both apprentices and journey carpenters. The delivery of this course will mitigate some significant challenges limiting apprenticeship outcomes for women, newcomers, and persons with disabilities, and increase employment opportunities and flexibility by increasing efficiency in learning. 

Read more in the press release.