Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity Michelle Courchesne this week announced the granting of a $519,...
February 15, 2006
Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity Michelle Courchesne this week announced the granting of a $519,750 subsidy to the Structured Cabling Network Contractors’ Association (Association des entrepreneurs en rseaux de cblage structur (AERCS).
The financial support comes from the province’s labour force training fund and will enable the drawing up and execution of a training plan.
“These training activities will enable 165 workers in structured cabling network firms to develop their skills and thus help these firms improve their performance and remain competitive,” said Courchesne.
The targeted labour force will take courses on introductory safety, tooling and anchoring, introductory electricity and electronics, as well as installations. It will also enable them to acquire telecommunications and data processing skills.
“In supporting labour force training development, the Quebec government truly shows leadership, for there is currently no similar program anywhere on the North American continent to help the structured cabling network industry”, said Dany Potvin, president of AERCS.
“This skill and knowledge upgrade will enable the industry’s workers to acquire the new skills they need to continue practicing their trades and thus meet the ever-increasing requirements of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).”
Employees who pass the examinations will have their skills and knowledge recognized by the AERCS and receive an official certification recognized by the industry.
“Over the past few years, the economy has gone through major transformations owing to technological evolution, industrial restructuring and market globalization,” said Courchesne. “The government has made workers’ professional development a top priority.”