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August 31, 1998
"Back to School"
The HRDC Interactive Training Inventory, Toronto/York Region
Web Site receives funding and support from the City of Toronto and the Regional
Municipality of York.

The City of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of York Region are pleased to
be co-operatively funding and supporting the community implementation of Human
Resources Development Canada's (HRDC) Interactive Training Inventory (I.T.I) in
Toronto/York Region. This Internet database, located at has become a valuable
community resource with over 500 education and training providers promoting
over 2,000 programs and courses. Currently the Possibilities Project of
Community Information Toronto is launching a promotional campaign in Toronto
and York Region to inform the public of this valuable database. This service
is FREE for both those searching for program and course information, and for
education and training providers self-posting their course information.

With "Back to School" in mind, people can use this comprehensive database from
any computer with Internet access, by doing a simple keyword search. Whether
one is looking for educational upgrading, advanced computer courses, ESL ,
recreation or sports, is the easy way for people to
connect to course information.

With the launch of the promotional campaign, look for the series of Interactive
Training Inventory information strips in local newspapers and the TTC.

"This is a good news story. An innovative project using technology to meet the
real needs of the people of Toronto and York Region for education and training
course information ... It's also a great example of the community and three
levels of government working together cooperatively."
Shirley Hoy, Commissioner of Community and Neighbourhood Services, City of Toronto

"We're pleased to be a partner in this imaginative project and be working
cooperatively with the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Education and,
Training and Human Resources Development Canada in such an exciting venture. We
want the people of York Region and the City of Toronto to realize what a
valuable resource can be."
Joann Simmons, Commissioner of Social Services, the Regional Municipality of York

"I'm quite impressed with the ITI. It's really proving to be an excellent tool
for meeting the diverse needs of people seeking education and training course
Dianne Bradley, Director General, Service Delivery, HRDC Toronto/York Region

"This project is really inspired because it makes sense to people and it brings
people together. Our common duty... is to open up opportunities, to create hope
for people, to make sure that their future is empowered and enhanced and to use
learning and technology as the dynamic duet that can make that happen."
Veronica Lacey, Deputy Minister Ontario Ministry of Education and Training

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Media Contact
Judy Klie
Project Manager
(416) 392-4566



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