Port Colborne Business Helping Students Succeed
McGuinty Government Recognizes Employers Supporting Student Jobs, Future Careers
June 7, 2012
J. Oskam Steel Fabricators Ltd. is being recognized for helping students gain hands-on learning opportunities for their future careers.
This custom steel fabricator received an Employer Champion Award for providing high school students with valuable work experience for more than 15 years through mentoring, co-op, Specialist High Skills Major placements and classroom visits. In their placements at the company, co-op students learn about the different skills involved in the trades.
Building more opportunities for students to gain the skills and experience they need for the jobs of tomorrow is part of the McGuinty government's plan to support student success while securing a brighter future for all Ontarians.
“Meaningful learning opportunities, like those provided by the J. Oskam Steel Fabricators Ltd., help students in Port Colborne gain valuable experience, which will help them reach their future career aspirations. By getting this experience today, our students will be better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.”
“By providing the youth in our community with meaningful work experience, we are positively contributing to our economy while building a talented workforce for Niagara. J. Oskam is dedicated to preparing young people for a future in the manufacturing industry.”