PICKERING, ON, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Organization of Canadian
Nuclear Industries (OCI) commends the Government of Canada for its 2013
budget, which provides strategic investments in the manufacturing
sector as well as investing in skills training that will help make
Canada's nuclear sector more competitive.
Two initiatives of note that will bolster the need for new skilled
workers in the nuclear sector include The Canada Job Grant, which
provides funds to help nearly 130,000 young people get the skills they
need for in-demand jobs, and the Promoting Education in High-Demand
Fields program, which will encourage students to undertake education in
high-demand fields, including the skilled trades, science, technology,
and engineering and mathematics.
"OCI is very pleased with the government's recognition in the value of
supporting the further development of a skilled workforce that is so
vital to maintaining our competitiveness in Canada's domestic nuclear
industry," said OCI President Dr. Ron Oberth. "These investments will
enable Canada's specialized nuclear manufacturing companies to acquire
skilled young people to help them provide quality products to domestic
and offshore nuclear customers,"
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is an association
of 175 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and
the international marketplace. OCI member companies collectively employ
more than 30,000 highly skilled and specialized people who manufacture
major equipment and components and provide engineering services and
support for CANDU and other nuclear power plants in Canada and around
the world. OCI companies also work on medical and other safe
applications of nuclear technology.
SOURCE: Organization of CANDU Industries
For further information:
Ron Oberth, President, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
(905 839 -0073 or firstname.lastname@example.org).