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November 1, 2006
Media Advisory: Discover apprenticeships at the Elmbank Community Centre
  
Shafiq Qaadri, MPP from Etobicoke North, will join Rexdale residents, students, teachers and parents at the Apprenticeships & Trades Information Fair at the Elmbank Community Centre. The fair is an opportunity for attendees to connect with a wide range of training and career opportunities available in the trades, and get information about the apprenticeship process. It also offers local employers information about the benefits and incentives for hiring apprentices.

Date: Thursday, November 2
Times: Fair opens at 11 a.m.; Dr. Qaadri’s speech at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd. (off Martin Grove Rd., between Finch Ave. W. and John Garland Blvd.)

The fair, sponsored by the Rexdale Neighbourhood Action Team and organized by the North Etobicoke Revitalization Project, features information booths by over 30 organizations (including unions, trade associations, colleges, training institutes, government organizations and employment service agencies). The booths also include various City services, Children’s Services, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, Emergency Medical Services, Toronto Fire Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Public Health, Public Library, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Social Services, and the Toronto Police Service.

The fair also features presentations to school groups by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. As well, Barbara Emode, training consultant from the Apprenticeship Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will lead a discussion for employers.

The City of Toronto’s Community Safety Plan is supported by four pillars: strong neighbourhoods; a co-ordinated crisis response program; employment and engagement opportunities for youth; and youth justice that balances enforcement with prevention. Part of building strong neighbourhoods is to connect government and community services and resources towards the shared goal of making communities safer. The Rexdale Neighbourhood Action Team is one of 13 teams in place across Toronto to create and enhance these critical connections.

Media contact:
Rosemary Bennett, Manager, Communication, Social Development, Finance & Administration,
416-392-8386, (pager) 416-328-4402


 

 

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