Posted 25 July 2011, 11:48 am NDT
LATP'S Wage Subsidy Program for Apprentices and on-the-job training is progressing very well. We now have 20 apprentices working with various private sector companies in Labrador. LATP is presently working with a large company to hire on more than 20 apprentices, with more companies regularly coming forward intrested in the wage subsidy program. In addition, people who have completed pre-apprenticeship programs are also coming forward to enlist in the apprenticeship program to aid them in receiving their journeyperson status.
Posted 25 July 2011, 11:33 am NDT
LATP has had a very positive response from the three Aboriginal Groups- Innu, Inuit and Metis of Labrador and therefore the demand for training has been Immense. LATP has received 560 funding appliciations and despite the high demand and high cost of conducting training in the North, was able to fund 245 applicants.
Posted 25 July 2011, 11:28 am NDT
In the summer and fall of 2010, LATP has worked very closely with Nalcor Energy, Our industrial partner, and their Sub-Contractors to provide high quality on-the-job training related to the Lower Churchill development. From July until October, 53 individuals were hired by Nalcor's contractor, SNC-Lavalin, under a LATP wage subsidy for Nalcor Energy's feild program training at Muskrat Falls. When that work was finished in October 2010, 12 of the individuals were employed for smaller site investigations being carried out by a second contractor, AMEC.
Posted 25 July 2011, 11:09 am NDT
At present, LATP clients are in training for the apprenticeship-type occupations, such areas those applicable to the construction trades. Examples of the LATP funded training include; business administration; along with community based training in the innu communities of Sheshatshiu and Natuashish. This includes carpentry, firefighting and heavy equipment operators, with security to start in the near future.