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CLAC opens training centre in Cambridge Ontario


January 12, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) officially opened a training centre in Cambridge, Ontario. CLAC says that due to the continued demand for skilled construction workers in Ontario, and the increase of workers in need of a viable and challenging second career path, this centre is necessary and timely.

Together with the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute (PAT), CLAC is offering instruction in:

• Construction and Maintenance Electrician
• Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic
• Network Cabling Specialist
• Plumber
• TSSA Approved Gas 3 and Domestic Appliance
• Appliance Service Technician

The training centre also offers an array of health and safety,
orientation and supplementary (or upgrading) skills programs for
construction workers. It will be the centrepiece of CLAC’s continued
commitment to provide relevant training for its members and to its
signatory construction employers. All of these programs will also be
available to the general public.

CLAC is a national trade union that represents over 50,000 workers in
Canada. The union’s construction members work in all sectors of the
construction industry in Ontario. The association claims it is the
fastest-growing independent trade union in Canada, promoting a
values-based approach to labour relations based on Christian social
principles.

CLAC’s partner, the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute, is a private
career college recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities. PAT is specifically focused on meeting the recruitment
and training needs of the skilled trades industry. It has been selected
as the centre’s official trainer due to its strong reputation in the
skills and safety training.

CLICK HERE for CLAC.

CLICK HERE for Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute.