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.
"Thanks again for your time interviewing Jack. He really enjoyed it. The interview made him more aware of how to sell himself to employers. He learned about cold calling and preparing a short 'elevator pitch' so he knows exactly what to say when approaching employers. I was also blown away by the accuracy and depth of the reports from Jack's online assessment with SOY. SOY provided us with great contacts and the experience was very worthwhile."
"Being with SOY definitely alleviated a lot of stress, just knowing there was a place to ask questions, and that there was someone (in this case, a whole team) looking out for me and my best interests. They wholeheartedly cared about ensuring my success, and I'm very thankful for their support."Read More
"Having SOY in my corner meant if I was ever unclear, of anything, SOY would be able to offer me the mentorship and guidance I needed, something that is missing in the apprenticeship world today."Read More
"SOY has provided guidance and support that keeps me motivated to continue and complete my journey as an apprentice. In addition to giving me feedback on my resume, SOY is also there to help me with any issues I may have with an employer and they provide me with the information I was not aware of including, the new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women. SOY is there to assist me with any questions I have as an apprentice."Read More
"The ladies at SOY have been very responsive to my questions, the mentorship provided by their mentor, is invaluable, and the guys I'm working with can explain things in English, all of which make it much easier to work and learn the trade."Read More
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.
This Employment Ontario Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.