WOODBRIDGE, ON, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - With the federal budget for 2019 being announced this week, the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (CDCO) commends the Federal Government for their continued commitment to the skilled trades. The CDCO welcomed the opportunity to meet and speak with Prime Minister Trudeau on March 22nd, 2019 about the funding announced in the 2019 federal budget. Funding announced includes bringing more people into the skilled trades through promoting the skilled trades as a first choice career option. Prime Minister Trudeau toured the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades spoke with students, apprentices and journeypersons who belong to the Carpenters' Union about the investments the Federal Government is making to ensure careers in the skilled trades are recognized and promoted as a first choice career option. Prime Minister Trudeau stressed the important role skilled trades plays in ensuring the infrastructure is in place to support the continued growth of Canada for generations to come.
"The Carpenters' Union strongly believes in the value a career in the skilled trades can provide to young people and to those who are interested in making a career change" said Mike Yorke, The Director of Public Affairs for the CDCO. "There is a growing disconnection between post-secondary education and employment outcomes for graduates. The opportunities available for both apprentices who are completing their apprenticeship and for those who are qualified journeypersons are projected to be strong into the future" Mike Yorke continues.
The CDCO thanks Prime Minister Trudeau for taking the time to visit the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades and for speaking to members and students about the importance of the skilled trades.
About the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (CDCO)
The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (CDCO) is composed of 16 affiliated Locals of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters across the province of Ontario. In total, we represent approximately 30,000 women and men working in a wide range of skilled trades including carpentry, interior systems, resilient flooring, concrete formwork, underwater construction, welding, scaffolding, and a long list of other construction related work.
SOURCE Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
For further information: Media inquiries to: Mike Yorke, President and Director of Public Affairs, Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, [email protected], 416-587-5577