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First class of Skilled Development Fund grads a boon for local builders

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On April 19, 2022 the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, visited Niagara College’s Welland Campus to announce a $1.2 million Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant for a partnership between the Niagara Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) and Niagara College (NC) to help meet the demand for skilled trades workers in the residential construction industry.  

Fast forward almost one year later, where 80 students, their family and friends filled the auditorium at Niagara College’s Welland Campus to celebrate earning their Skills Development Fund (SDF) program certificate in either Roofing Fundamentals or Drywall Installer Fundamentals. The complete press release outlining the successes of this program can be found here:

NHBA.NC_PR SDF Graduates_03.08.2023_FINAL

Picture from left to right: Leo Tibieri (Dean, Media Trades and Technology – Niagara College), Jeff Murrell (Associate Dean School of Trades – Niagara College),

Samuel Oloyede (SDF Graduate), Chuck McShane (Niagara Home Builders’ Association CEO)

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