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Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) launches a new program to improve completion rates for apprentices working to build Canada’s low-carbon future.  

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Strategy, is launching a new program – Destination Trade.  This program is designed to support third- and fourth-year apprentices in completing their training in a timely manner to become qualified as certified tradespeople. The program will develop innovative training and will incentivize small to mid-sized businesses to hire and retain third- and fourth-year apprentices via a wage subsidy and will include the development of pathways for the skilled trades in the sector. 

“The electricity sector is forecasted to experience high growth and tight labour conditions, with an abundance of job openings, and high-quality career opportunities in the skilled trades”, says Michelle Branigan, CEO, EHRC. The Destination Trade program will increase the success and completion rates for electrical apprentices by identifying and addressing systemic barriers while removing financial barriers preventing third- and fourth-year apprentices from finishing their training.” 

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