The province is adding nearly half a million dollars to the Women’s Economic Security Program this year. That from Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing.
The $5.5 million program provides training opportunities for low-income women to equip them with the skills, knowledge and experience to find a job or start a business and increase their financial security.
“The Women’s Economic Security Program will support more women in the workforce that will benefit Ontario’s economy, especially in in-demand sectors such as the skilled trades,” says Fedeli. “These careers provide good pay and benefits and will empower women and girls across the province to succeed.”
The program offers training in four streams: skilled trades, entrepreneurship, information technology and general employment.
Additional supports are provided to help remove barriers to those taking part, including meals, transportation and support in finding childcare.
For more information visit the province’s website.