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

Brian Moore bmoore at screenreview.org
Mon May 17 19:37:49 UTC 2021


Hi. This almost prompts more questions than answers.  If anyone knows 
about this agency, I would be interested in knowing as well.


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On 2021-05-17 3:22 p.m., Ushnish Sengupta wrote:
> 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
> <https://u21120259.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=n4sOEUdnhhc0w4SJYwLHyV-2BP1rtRxUqv2pFG0HPvgfZbXIVsFiQe9i6s0f6-2FEI9qdh9CybqNCORbe5Q7-2BUsxyyXVu8q8IERPpPtOQlE4KAyUjB40Fq9lga0XO7J-2BLXH0QCrLReaE6cs6icM3SOaDQeRhnAAqLFMKtLEaNaheaE1dHCUzqw-2FAu-2Bd8xD0HC5FTiGeDK5Rn14At2ivwFHcq0blMaCDTmW-2BmMcc7xaQPyou7u8PX8l1158bNwliG3mp05hEphszaan1zZrS05xwuJQ-3D-3DWJbU_h8kWQFFjETi-2FKZB-2B9suTQ-2BjPXBVrr6YmQUHQWeBm9CJs3NCHvQl7V6C-2FJ107NI36AWKu1rQ1oCcSibqvauQJSMQ1hxfGdEx-2FEnpO-2FPyGLkLYzvhnlAgqD-2FjaRfBUozRS5F5sd62e8EmWb0aF39YsiSM-2FysSzyUnwQW5qgetFU4JverCgPeeaR-2BEcxjCCZoLeG7bUaM-2B6sJxS68hNAXePWSKGE59RWg5N-2FicEdq-2BAwZY-3D>
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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
>     <https://u21120259.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=n4sOEUdnhhc0w4SJYwLHyTN5dUHlSWbkmua9pOpFqv8MQAu21S-2Bb3mUzm2xFDaqdb7gHtKuTC1r0f4bVrC5xVNaAJiOxQCJw99doYjrzwMEFw3YgsOTF-2BbKpQlNUUDbDvad-2FMXP-2BsSSaYiPiEmk8WNLK8z5kLY-2BNoc8QqT9kAae5CnW3Q8wr6Z8nP04ETVL1KU1OoaNGFl4hu0vR-2B5w47bWTLjCgny8zKWQkG4-2BTGoLAd3SkAC-2BZN1AO7cMdK4OqouMCQTEjhJEtR8ZUVAAWm57qChBx-2BWLhog6rsFPW8pc-3Dq6vA_h8kWQFFjETi-2FKZB-2B9suTQ-2BjPXBVrr6YmQUHQWeBm9CJs3NCHvQl7V6C-2FJ107NI36j43-2BkkdJqbTge-2Fdex8Q0yiSrQwTZCJ0gJvt136be41kSc1T3WgKEebOWf7eMZFftUi2gNksV1mMOPQ35Jtey0s9vkVyNnS9Orr0JaryzP7K7sitWSxTAuCDkC-2B20EojHeyn-2FcTg1ywNygRBJwrLhHGzvlUZ8eLP3mnMGRQCkIJU-3D>
>     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
> <https://u21120259.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=vT4j-2BCBe-2F14ZbejYJXJ0ZZ-2BUmm1TGmuf-2B7x4DHRg2JuudkTwEcS9aKgtQpgENaHGQMKPHCly8HhqDIbRamU-2FcA2FWOkAojx5Vk3jLb1-2FWMx-2B4qCjyAX9GtvmamTloBRIeyCinC5nu9sLz4IlMsjhfWqdhss2mO6vgxFKM58wMfxPh0r8asq3ESgFiHQ3NarvzgvQs9RNnqHV1x2pH4De21iKyqIkM-2FuY5jrG28U2moYlSMwqptvDC02nIh5IDyCaO84GfmdjsrGL7PUu4kGjng-3D-3DCcwU_h8kWQFFjETi-2FKZB-2B9suTQ-2BjPXBVrr6YmQUHQWeBm9CJs3NCHvQl7V6C-2FJ107NI36Gd6ZPIpk4-2BEEzdTXpm-2BVvTM-2Bu4hM6zSXW-2FF2t30R49T2vct0C9ImPglR-2FPCqhUyeq6pRfObdsceqnSe1J07IYKnZwbGC-2BHdgp2OeBajEucuSNxjl7Xm6ID0e0dgBwdZXYZ6uKmoeYevjPyAox4uLpmqDhElpZaqkwO3OGiuDzbE-3D>
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> Ontario Job Bank
> <https://u21120259.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=n4sOEUdnhhc0w4SJYwLHyXB1QgmENmjoL9tkRlyUKtFDIbClY9YHkOzHfItKXTBJ9997bt6yd6QjhiOc5lqJLidNmfOXOnLvMWXEpaE0UADxTM3202WSys8MUMoxGdD0-2FdVKddvuwxIztswzAR3ATjjd-2FY8ci3oTm-2BxrQ-2B5aKmCfH6nPEWij-2FwU8c-2Fz6mTJZJPxhucBL-2BEWQZ0gjYXi43vVnDJrt0z7O6GrxhHVcskfPErW85lq8M0wigr8DTJbudHAWwEQ-2BYvygzK3RZI4fQg-3D-3Dp-mS_h8kWQFFjETi-2FKZB-2B9suTQ-2BjPXBVrr6YmQUHQWeBm9CJs3NCHvQl7V6C-2FJ107NI36zIFBys-2BguZGWCYxtchX9HYrc5acwjNPSYK1yQXYf0ZWrmojK8U8TAojpk-2FvDzRj45xmLl7tO07oV-2F1BXmPYW1RoapJ2wvl-2BvCt-2BZp-2Bzq6TwZcmzkBLayPpQej-2BVeP9rCjgCo-2B-2FpQaPeahnhYNeAh1fuMdh5McAw1CUT7cCGGPHI-3D>
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> Open for Business
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> 2021 Budget - Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our
> Economy
> <https://u21120259.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=vT4j-2BCBe-2F14ZbejYJXJ0ZRGR8gZm0C9P6RmXSU-2BgnitG8ls93h3qL0yCCM2WCGKdUUESNC8iefawNZIjUZ-2BPu-2B1CV0LSocFH9WLRbz7Jt0px4vnPgtdXmkVnZ4BwaqtPnRm9oLo0Lk7cWQTYJDss1EjJoCh-2BLobCL9q9lzJsMqH47Svq6mgea39AmwOTKMQv-2B6jXZ3YugNZ6GQQKBrm8YTpXvGVSJTH54xfHF-2BkMO03hTUxOUeKUl8GL3wbHux1jUuPzOEcI-2FGA19eeL-2BspMOQ-3D-3DMApJ_h8kWQFFjETi-2FKZB-2B9suTQ-2BjPXBVrr6YmQUHQWeBm9CJs3NCHvQl7V6C-2FJ107NI36iU5s3eipI-2FwibsZ0-2Fk8ZsKNKxc9KGfCS9pG3Rc4fPeVuDeMP88acIWY0DUDY-2Bg-2Bgm7MIjPv16a9YItYJ-2Bwl2opl-2BBFi5TgtQTGLCrwlZgzFtrNsU94RZe-2BPxPEUYl4v8NbljvLI8suHsGialu5WC5PZ0LiddwFXoXtvGEAk6Ifk-3D>
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> *Elric Pereira*
> Minister’s office
> elric.pereira at ontario.ca
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> *Media Desk*
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> msaa.media at ontario.ca
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