[community] FYI: Ontario Creating Training and Job Opportunities in Accessible Media

Ushnish Sengupta ushnish.sengupta at gmail.com
Mon May 17 19:22:55 UTC 2021


Hello
The following announcement may be of interest to the community.
I do not know too much about OWLware, if someone on the list does, maybe
they can share some more details

Ushnish

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NEWS RELEASE
Ontario Creating Training and Job Opportunities in Accessible Media

New partnership will support people with disabilities in the Greater
Toronto and Hamilton Area

*May 17, 2021*
Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility
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*Toronto* — The Ontario government is investing $1 million through a
partnership with OWLware Limited to help more than 60 jobseekers and
workers with disabilities prepare for good jobs in the digital and
accessible media sector. Through this partnership, the government is
extending an innovative SkillsAdvance Ontario training project in close
cooperation with local employers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

“Our government is proud to support training opportunities in digital and
accessible media through this partnership with OWLware Limited,” said
Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “This program helps
people with disabilities connect with employers and develop the job skills
necessary to succeed and thrive.”

Participants will attend workshops from Mohawk College Enterprise and the
Accessibility Professionals of Ontario and receive training in website
accessibility, podcasting, editing, closed captioning, and graphic design
and participate in an experiential placement with the Disability Channel,
where they will create digital content and convert it into accessible
formats. They will also receive job career planning and information on
disability rights.

“Training is essential to our economic success,” said Monte McNaughton,
Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “With the right
skills, workers will find good, meaningful local jobs. Supporting
innovative projects in communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton
Area is part of our plan to help hard-working families recover from the
impacts of COVID-19.”

OWLware will offer three training sessions, with cohorts beginning in
August 2021, Winter 2022 and Summer 2022. Once training is completed,
participants will attend a two-week paid job placement provided by
employers. An industry-recognized credential will be awarded upon
completion of training.

There are approximately 80 active SkillsAdvance Ontario projects across
Ontario, dedicated to sector-specifc training for jobs in the hospitality
and tourism; hospitality and food; steel; mining; construction;
manufacturing; warehousing; transportation; healthcare; social assistance;
PSW; early childhood education; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting;
arboriculture; landscape and horticulture; cannabis; financial services;
and accessible digital media transportation sectors.

Quick Facts

   - Ontario is investing $1,060,760 over the next 2 years in the
   SkillsAdvance Ontario project led by OWLware. The project started in 2020
   and trained 37 people since then.
   - The funding for OWLware’s project is supported through labour market
   transfer agreements between the Government of Canada and the Government of
   Ontario.
   - The Employment Ontario
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   network includes more than 300 partner organizations across Ontario that
   offer a range of free services and supports that help businesses find
   workers and connect jobseekers to training and job opportunities.


Additional Resources


Employment Ontario: Free employment services and training programs for
people and businesses
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Ontario Job Bank
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Open for Business
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2021 Budget - Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our
Economy
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Media Contacts

*Elric Pereira*
Minister’s office
elric.pereira at ontario.ca

*Media Desk*
Communications Branch
msaa.media at ontario.ca


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