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Fleming offers free Construction program through SkillsAdvance Ontario


Peterborough ON – (September 21, 2021) – Fleming College is pleased to offer a new program in construction for those looking to take their skills and projects to new heights. The program is available at Fleming’s Haliburton campus this Fall and is being offered by the Eastern Ontario Colleges Consortium through SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO). There is no cost to participants.

The goal of the program, funded by the provincial government through SAO and the federal government, is to build a strong future for the construction industry by promoting workforce development. The program supports both job seekers and recruiters by providing workers access to a free six-week professional development opportunity and employers with innovative training, growth, recruitment and onboarding tools. The six-week curriculum includes:

  • Four-weeks of training that includes fundamental construction skills in roofing, carpentry, framing, interior work, health and safety training, and essential workplace skills to help learners succeed long term
  • Two-week paid placement at the end of the program to learn practical on-the-job skills
  • Participants receive one-on-one assistance throughout the program and their transition to employment
  • Qualified employers can receive funding for eligible training costs. Financial support is also available and assessed on an individual basis.

As the training is on campus, participants will be required to adhere to Fleming’s campus-wide vaccination policy and submit proof of having received their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The program is open to high school graduates, early school leavers, and unemployed or underemployed youth and adults. Employment Insurance (EI) eligible and non-EI eligible, as well as women, Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada are encouraged to apply.

SAO Construction begins at the Haliburton Campus on October 4, and a virtual information session is scheduled for September 21. To register, visit flemingcollege.ca/SAOconstruction or email SAOconstruction@flemingcollege.ca.

There will also be an intake for the Peterborough Campus for the Winter semester.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
705.749.5530 x 1370

Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
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P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
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