Conestoga using grant for women’s IT training

Conestoga College earmarks $467,000 of a provincial grant for its tuition-free Information Technology Training for Women (ITTW) program at the school’s Doon Conestoga_College134X41.jpgcampus in Kitchener. Part of $784,000 in funding to support Conestoga’s non-traditional skills training initiatives for women, the money will be used to deliver a 42-week IT course for 36 students, who will spend 32 weeks in class and another 10 gaining work experience in roles with sponsor companies. The balance of the grant, $316,500, will go towards the Women in Skilled Trades carpentry program at Conestoga’s campus in Waterloo. The money is part of a two-year, $3.3-million provincial investment meant to help 264 low-income women in Ontario better their lives through practical skills training for jobs in growing areas of the economy. Click here for more information on Conestoga’s ITTW program.

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