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Video: New program to train youth for high-demand jobs

Industry Education Council launches program to close skills gap in Hamilton

The Industry Education Council of Hamilton (IEC) is launching a new program to train youth for high-demand jobs with local manufacturers. The Employer Skills Training Advantage to Employment (ESTATE) program was developed by IEC in direct response to the Mayor Fred Eisenberger’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Workforce Development and the Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel.

Up to 48 high school graduates will be enrolled in the 28-week program at Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek campus starting in January 2017. Students will train for jobs in advanced manufacturing / computer numeric code (CNC) and mobile industrial / hydraulics. Registration is $350 with a $200 refund on successful completion of the program.

The ESTATE program is being delivered by IEC in partnership with Mohawk College, Mohawk College Enterprise, Express Employment Professionals, the City of Hamilton, the Government of Ontario and several local companies.