Increasing skills, furthering education, finding an employer to register with, and filling out application forms for the Ontario government are just some of the many steps for someone who is interested in apprenticeship. This viable career path could seem overwhelming to people who may be strong candidates for apprenticeship, but who currently may be experiencing complex challenges. 

Literacy Link South Central is pleased to announce that it has received funding for a 3-year poverty reduction project (ending December 2018), called Community Apprenticeship Skills Support (CASS). This pilot project will see them use a case management approach to help individuals on their path to apprenticeship. Project participants will be supported as they pursue the education, and connections, they need for a career in the trades.

This project will support people who function at less than a Grade 12 skill level who live in the city of London or Middlesex County and who fall into one of the following categories:   

  • Someone who has a disability, either suspected or officially diagnosed;
  • Someone who is a young male, 29 years of age or younger who is not already in education, training or employment;
  • Someone who is not born in Canada but has been here for 5 years or longer. Click here for more details.