UBC Millwright Local 2309 Advance Training and Development

Published On: May 2, 2022Categories: Press Release

Toronto, ON. – UBC Millwright Local 2309 is set to improve and enhance their training curriculum offered to new apprentices and journeypersons from the second round of the Ministry of Labour’s Training and Skills Development Fund.  An investment of $675,150 has been allocated for the purchases of a Tele-Handler/Rough Terrain Forklift, Elevated Work Platforms, Laser Alignment equipment & the newest technology in Hy-Torq bolting and fastening systems.

“UBC Millwright Local 2309 and its membership continue to build strong and lead the way in safety, skillset certifications & leadership training.  This investment from the Skills and Development Fund Round 2 project will provide the necessary funding to secure a Tele-handler, Scissor Lift, Articulating Boom lift, Laser Alignment equipment and the newest technology in Hy-Torq bolting and fastening systems.  Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton reached out personally to lend his support and echo the importance and need to invest in Ontario’s skilled trades for our collective future.”  Said Drew Chittenden, Business Manager at Millwright Local 2309.

“From construction to car manufacturing, aerospace, and pharmaceuticals, Ontario’s millwrights are on the frontlines of our economy day-in and day-out,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour Training and Skills Development. “That is why we are supporting innovative training projects like the one at Local 2309, which will ensure apprentices and journeypersons get the state-of-the-art training they need to keep our province running while advancing in their careers and earning bigger paycheques.”

“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. Save

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 women 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.