Georgian part of the solution to local skills challenge
July 15, 2013

Georgian College hosted a skilled trades and apprenticeship information session today at the Barrie Campus with MPP Rod Jackson and City of Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. The event was part of a Train in Trades (TnT) awareness campaign to generate regional interest in trades training.

MPP and Mayor look on as Georgian Campus Principal talks about skilled trades training

Photo courtesy of MPP Jackson’s Office: MPP Jackson and Mayor Lehman look on as Georgian’s Mac Greaves talks about local opportunities in the skilled trades.

Mac Greaves, Campus Principal at Georgian’s Midland location, was on hand to talk to attendees about pathways to careers in skilled trades, including apprenticeship opportunities.

“There are jobs in Barrie. Businesses are struggling to fill positions for local skilled workers,” said MPP Jackson. “Now we just need to ensure that people interested in the trades have all the information that they need to become fully trained so they can qualify for high-tech jobs here at home.”

Mayor Jeff Lehman added, “Apprenticeships can lead to high paying, highly skilled jobs, and Georgian College provides a wide range of opportunities for careers in trades that are in high demand.”

“Parents and students should give these programs a really hard look, because many students are graduating from these programs with immediate choices for employment in leading businesses in Barrie and elsewhere,” he concluded.

For more information, visit the TnT website.