I am writing to you today to discuss our government's plan to ensure that the apprenticeship system meets the changing demands of the economy by giving apprentices the skills they need to succeed and by providing employers the talent they need to thrive.
This multi - year strategy will serve to accomplish the following:
1) Create better incentives for employers to train and retain apprentices by transforming the existing Apprenticeship Tax Credit into the Graduating Apprenticeship Grant for Employers.
2) Promote Apprenticeship as a valuable post secondary pathway and help individuals make informed decisions about their career options by providing valuable information about different careers leading from an apprenticeship from Ontario's labour market website.
3) Develop recommendations on how to ensure students in the kindergarten to Grade 12 system are prepared for and exposed to and aware of career opportunities in the skilled trades.
4) Enhance services that support apprentices to begin and complete their training, including increasing the participation of young people and under represented groups in the skilled trades.
Improving the apprenticeship system is part of our government's plan to make access to opportunity fairer for all Ontario residents.
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