Lambton College is will be part of a new skilled trades center in Strathroy .
Labour Minister Monte McNaughton – who is also the MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex which includes Strathroy – announced $5.7 million to launch a new Skilled Trades Training Centre in partnership with the Technical Training Group, Lambton College, Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board this morning.
The Training Centre will provide apprentices, secondary and elementary school students with the equipment and training they need to explore careers as Industrial Mechanic Millwrights, Welders and Metal Fabricators, as part of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. The investment will help school boards purchase a lifting crane, welding booth and accessories, robotics, 3D printers and safety equipment.
“This project will give young people the opportunity to pursue their apprenticeship training locally and be more likely to enter our local workforce,” said Fred Tranquilli, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc.