Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Canada will finally be able to “gain the skills and experience they need to find jobs.”
Thirty-two PWDs in Cornwall, United Counties of SD&G, and Akwesasne will be supported by the Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) upon receiving over $366,000 from the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities from the government of Canada.
“Canadians with disabilities deserve every opportunity to participate in the job market, and that’s why partnerships with organizations like the Eastern Ontario Training Board are so important,” Guy Lauzon, MP Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, was reported saying. “Through this project, people with disabilities in our area will gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in the workforce.”
Jobs Now will teach customer service and computer skills to PWDs in Canada. The latter will also be allowed to join the workforce of the local companies involved in sales and service. The program will also provide a wage subsidy to employers who employ PWDs and would keep them even after the program ends.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to provide employment skills and make connections in the community for people with disabilities. We know that everyone has contributions they can make in the Canadian workforce, and this program will make sure that we can make it happen for dozens of local residents.” ~ Denis Thibault
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