Enbridge Gas continues Skills Ontario backing
Enbridge Gas presented a cheque for $20,000 to Skills Ontario, continuing its support of the not-for-profit organization’s programming that provides young people with hands-on learning opportunities.
Enbridge Gas’s sponsorship includes support of the Skills Ontario First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Initiatives (FNMI) program. The FNMI program aims to engage Indigenous youth by offering learning opportunities and events that connect them to mentors in their community who have chosen a career in the skilled trades and technologies.
“Skills Ontario would not be able to offer the learning opportunities we do without our partners,” says Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario. “The skilled trades and technologies offer great career paths, and we aim to inspire youth to pursue these careers and ultimately become skilled professionals and fill the employment gap for the advancement of our economy.”
“Organizations like Skills Ontario are helping a wide diversity of students, including women and Indigenous youth, realize their potential and passion in skilled trades and technology,” says Giridhar, pictured with Howcroft. “The values of Skills Ontario are strongly aligned with Enbridge’s values of safety, integrity and respect.”
Over the last 30 years, Skills Ontario has been growing a portfolio of programs including in-school presentations reaching 125,000 students across Ontario, career exploration summer camps, Young Women’s and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Career Exploration Conferences, and annually hosting Canada’s largest skills competition which attracts more than 2,400 competitors and 37,000 spectators.