The Carpenters Training Centre is constructing a 3,500-square-foot addition to its training centre located in Azilda (a suburb of Sudbury).
The new space, being funded with $388,500 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC), will be used for a drywall, acoustic and lathing apprenticeship program, and a new carpenter apprenticeship program. The investment will help the centre respond to an increasing demand for its trades training and skills programs.
“Our centre offers more than 50 training courses, including industry-specific programs and general workplace safety courses,” said Tom Cardinal, Northern Ontario manager for the Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 2486, in a news release. “We are proud to have helped train hundreds of workers over the last six years. We thank the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and the province for continuing to invest in the training of tradespeople in the North.”
Construction began on the $1.5-million training facility in 2008. The 8,400-square-foot facility was designed to train both experienced workers and apprentices in building trades such as carpentry, drywall and resilient flooring.