St. Clair receives grant to help train students | St. Clair College
MPP Rick Nicholls (left) and Lido Zuccato, Dean of Engineering Technologies, Skilled Trades and Apprentices, following Thursday's announcement.
MPP Rick Nicholls (left) and Lido Zuccato, Dean of Engineering Technologies, Skilled Trades and Apprentices, following Thursday's announcement.

St. Clair College has received a $772,750 grant from the provincial government for its Career Ready program to train individuals in the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors.

“St. Clair College is pleased to have this additional provincial funding to help support our local employers in the automotive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing sectors,” said St. Clair College President Patti France.

The grant was announced Thursday by Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent Leamington and accepted by Lido Zuccato, the College's Dean of Engineering Technologies, Skilled Trades and Apprentices.

The provincial funding will be used for student placements through the 2020 Career Ready Fund Auto Stream. Funding from this program will support wage incentives, which cover portions of the salary of eligible participants undertaking a work placement with an employer.

The Career Ready Fund Auto Stream seeks to increase both the quantity and quality of experiential learning opportunities available to students, recent graduates and apprentices in Ontario’s Auto Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing sectors.