Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

September 16, 2015 09:15 ET

Carpenters' District Council of Ontario Applauds Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on $750 Million Training Announcement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2015) - Carpenters' District Council of Ontario applauds today's announcement by Justin Trudeau that, if elected, would see an additional $750 million invested annually towards funding skills training.

If elected, a Liberal Government said that the investment would be delivered in partnership with the provinces, territories, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.

The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario is an organization that represents more than 24,000 journeypersons and apprentices from across the province. The Carpenters' Union recognizes that an ongoing commitment to training is the foundation for a successful future in the trades.

"This investment is not only a commitment to skilled trades, but to an entire workforce development strategy that will ensure skilled tradespeople can access the equipment, training and facilities they need to get good jobs within the 21st century economy," said Mr. Tony Iannuzzi, Executive Secretary Treasurer for The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario.

"As the voice of more than 24,000 carpenters, drywallers and floor cover installers, the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario applauds the Liberal Party for its continued commitment to the growth and improvement of skilled trades in Ontario."

About Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario ("CDC") is composed of 16 affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners across the province. In total, we represent over 24,000 women and men working in a wide range of skilled areas including carpentry, drywall, resilient flooring, concrete formwork, underwater construction, welding, scaffolding, and a long list of other construction-related work. Indeed, because of our up-to-date apprenticeship and training programs, there are very few construction-related jobs outside the scope of the Carpenters' Union. In addition, our union represents many industrial workers and thousands of highly-skilled workers in Ontario's health care sector.

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