UBC Millwright Local 1916 Expands Training And Development

Published On: May 2, 2022Categories: Press Release

Hamilton, ON. – UBC Millwright Local 1916 is expanding their training with an investment from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development through the Skills Development Fund of $411,782 towards expanding the welding and fabrication shop to increase the training and skills of our members and new apprentices to expand our skilled trade workforce to best serve our contractor employer partners.

“Local 1916 and its members will benefit from the Skills Development Fund Project which will allow us to expand our new welding and fabrication training shop at UBC Millwright Local 1916’s Training Centre in Hamilton. Minister McNaughton understands the direct benefit of skills training and the employability of our members and the importance of the Skilled Trades in Ontario and role in building our great province” said Nole Coutrouzas, Training Coordinator at Millwright Local 1916.

“For the first time in more than a decade, manufacturing jobs are returning to Southwestern Ontario,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “That’s why our government is investing in innovative training programs like the one here at Local 1916, which will ensure Millwrights have the skills and training needed to meet local demand, progress in their careers, and earn even bigger paycheques.”

For UBC Millwright Local 1916 being competitive with the best trained workforce, our contractors can send a clear message: the job is going to be done on time, on budget with high quality, safe work and with no disruptions. This investment and planning for future growth is also important based on Millwrights work in many of our supply chains.

“This strategic investment is critical to supporting continuous training, education, and development that in turn will support industries across Ontario. We are constantly expanding our training and skills to become experts in our field and the most reliable partners in the business,” said Mark Beardsworth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Millwright Regional Council – Canada.

About The Skills Development Fund

The Skills Development Fund offers funding to organizations for innovative projects that address challenges to hiring, training, or retaining workers, including apprentices.

About UBC Millwright Local 1916 – Hamilton

UBC Millwright Local 1916 is one of eight affiliated Local Unions of The Millwright Regional Council – Canada (MRC), United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) across the Province of Ontario.

About The Millwright Regional Council Of Ontario (MRCO)

The Millwright Regional Council – Canada (MRC) is composed of eight affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) across the Province of Ontario.

We represent thousands of woman and men working as progressive cross-trained construction and maintenance professionals with exceptional skills to install, maintain, diagnose, and repair precision machinery.

UBC millwrights are vital partners in industries as diverse as energy, automotive, aerospace, food processing, pharmaceuticals and more.