Skilled Trades Ontario Launches Resource Hub to Simplify Access to Industry Information

May 27, 2024

Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) has launched a new online information centre, providing a platform to access an abundance of expertise and insights into the skilled trades sector.

The STO Resource Hub features newly published trade reports, a directory of helpful links as well as other skilled trades related resources and research. This forms part of STO’s commitment to making it easier to access services and information about the skilled trades.

“I am pleased to formally launch our Resource Hub. This new service will be a go-to source for anyone interested in learning more about the trades in our province,” said Melissa Young, CEO and Registrar of Skilled Trades Ontario. “Our mission at Skilled Trades Ontario is to streamline services and make it easier to learn more about how the skilled trades operate in our province. I’m proud to say that we are making progress on that mission.”

“With the publication of the new Resource Hub, Skilled Trades Ontario is empowering individuals across the province to succeed in the world of skilled trades,” added Michael Sherrard, Chair of Skilled Trades Ontario. “There is a wealth of information at your fingertips and we would encourage everyone to take the time and explore.”

STO recently published more than 50 Red Seal trade reports offering insights into trade characteristics, educational pathways, workforce demographics and current labour market conditions. In the coming months, additional research and assets will be added to the Hub.

“Skilled Trades Ontario’s new Resource Hub is an excellent source of information on Ontario’s 144 skilled trades,” said David Piccini, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. “By helping apprentices and workers learn more about these rewarding, high-paying careers, Ontario continues to lead the way in promoting and opening up pathways into the skilled trades.”

In a move to boost transparency and accessibility in the skilled trades sector, Skilled Trades Ontario has also unveiled a comprehensive inventory of updated training and curriculum standards. The lists outline new standards for Ontario’s skilled trades that have been developed since the agency’s launch.

Going forward, STO will release a list of updated standards regularly on its website. View the new Resource Hub webpage now at skilledtradesontario.ca/resource-hub/

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