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Skilled Trades Ontario needs YOU to “meet the needs of industry”

March 30, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

March 30, 2023 – Skilled Trades Ontario is inviting you—subject matter experts—to participate in developing standards and examinations to ensure they continue to meet the needs of industry, apprentices, and trades professionals in the province.

“Ontario is internationally recognized for providing top-tier training and certification standards, following best practices and relying on expert advice,” said Melissa Young, CEO and Registrar. “Today, we are building on that progress by inviting experts across the skilled trades to have their say as we work to ensure apprentices are trained to the highest standard and have the tools they need to succeed in today’s workforce.”

Standards Industry Advisory Committees will be responsible for providing support to STO as the agency develops or updates standards and examinations. This could include reviewing examination content, skill competencies, and learning outcomes.

If selected, participants will have the opportunity to contribute their expertise through in-person or online workshops and online surveys.


“These committees will ensure STO is developing standards that reflect what apprentices need to know, better preparing them for meaningful and well-paying careers,” added Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

STO is seeking sector experts with the following qualifications and skills:

• Up-to-date, broad knowledge of their trade, with specific technical knowledge or experience
• Flexibility and the ability to commit time and energy to the task.
• Unbiased attitude
• Ability to support Skilled Trades Ontario’s Program Development Specialists
• Responsive to requests
• Communication skills

Interested? Complete the submission form on Skilled Trades Ontario’s website.

Skilled Trades Ontario is an agency of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, responsible for apprenticeship and skilled trades certification.

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