We appreciate and thank our partners for helping us bridge the skilled trades gap and shaping the future of the industry. If you’re interested in learning more on how to get involved, please click here.


Line Design Graphics Inc. a leading provider of custom signs and graphics in the Niagara region for over 30 years.

We specialize in creating signage that not only promotes our client's business, but creates an inviting atmosphere to draw their customers in. We offer a wide range of products to meet the needs of any business. Custom vinyl decals and banners, window graphics, directional signs, posters, vehicle graphics and wraps, custom trade show displays and more.

ECS, Electrical Cable Supply Ltd., is a proud Canadian electrical cable and wire distributor based in Richmond, British Columbia. With 9 branches across Canada, we specialize in providing top-quality wire, cable, connectors, electrical accessories, and value-add services for contractors of all sizes. ECS also provides products and services to the following industries and projects: building/residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, mining, renewable energy, OEM/automation, voice and data communications, transit/traffic, railway, agricultural, marine/shipyards, and utility segments. Offering same-day deliveries and sourcing special materials as needed, ECS provides a comprehensive and customer-centric service. With over 30 years of successful business and global distribution centres, our experienced and knowledgeable team stands ready to provide innovative solutions for any customer needs.

ECS is dedicated to pushing the electrical industry forward by supporting the next generation of talent. ECS is proud to partner with Tools in the Trades by supplying NMD 14/2 electrical wire to Boot Camps in the coming year to help cultivate and support the next generation of apprentices in Ontario.


WD-40 Company is a producer of high-performance, quality products that have instilled confidence and empower people to get the Job Done Right for over 70 years. With over 2000 documented uses, our WD-40 Multi-Use Product has become a trusted solution for lubrication, penetration, corrosion protection and moisture displacement for DIYers and industry professionals alike.

For more heavy-duty needs, WD-40 Specialist products provide a wide range of solutions specially formulated to tackle challenging jobs in a variety of trades and industrial environments. Whether it’s maintaining your tools and equipment, installing an electrical circuit, servicing a vehicle or a complete building renovation, our diverse line of high-performance lubricants, greases, cleaners, and penetrants help you to your project to the next level!


With over 140 years, Knipex has amassed extensive knowledge in innovating and manufacturing pliers. This expertise has propelled them to the status of the world's leading manufacturer of professional pliers. As specialists in their field, Knipex can provide their customers with top performance and thrive in global competition.

Founded in Ontario in 1959, Enercare has proudly grown to become Ontario’s trusted home services provider to over 1.1 million Canadians. As a Canadian-owned and operated company, Enercare takes pride in delivering reliable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with their team of over 700 licensed technicians. Their expertise ranges from heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and water heating and treatment – whatever your home needs, Enercare is here to help give your home the care it deserves.


The Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academy is a private career college that provides training for the HVAC and Gas Technician trades. Using theoretical as well as practical, hands-on training we help students achieve their Gas Technician license in Ontario allowing them to work in the natural gas industry.

We have programs for those with no experience in the field and for those looking to upgrade their current licenses and skills. Our talented and experienced teaching team uses our technologically advanced labs and classrooms to effectively prepare students to join the workforce in as little as 17 weeks.

Achieving your G3 and G2 certifications with us can lead to a career in the natural gas industry and can be used as a stepping stone to apprenticeships and careers in trades such as refrigeration, plumbing, sheet metal, and electrical.

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has over 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.

Founding Partners

This Employment Ontario Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.