Registration will open on September 21st, 2020.
Classes will start January 5, 2021.

The GTTI Skilled Trades Institute is a new, made-in-Georgina model for Skilled Trades Training.

Offering students FREE pre-apprenticeship training, our instructors will train up to 120 students every 26 weeks in construction-related professions including Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Roofing, Flooring, Carpentry, Cabinetry and Drywall. Students will also get an introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

Training will take place on a newly built 3-acre training campus located at 1614 Metro Rd.

Students will use the skills gained during the semester to help build new modular housing units offered as affordable housing.

We will be working with various agencies to make our bungalows available across York Region.

Official registration will open on September 21st, 2020. For more information about the program, please contact institutecoordinator@gtti.ca

Ontario Supporting Jobs and Affordable Housing in Georgina
July 3, 2020 9:30 A.M.Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

The program will be run through Skills Advance Ontario, which connects job seekers with the sector-specific employment and training, and employers with the services they need to recruit the right workers.

“This project shows how our government is partnering with local communities to address economic challenges and help more people find work in the trades,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

“Many communities have been hit hard by the pandemic, and as we continue to reopen Ontario’s economy, effective training initiatives will be an essential part of our efforts to get everyone back on the job.

“By providing funding for this project in Georgina, we’re giving young people a chance to learn new skills and start careers in the skilled trades,” said Caroline Mulroney, York-Simcoe MPP and Minister of Transportation and Francophone Affairs. “This project will provide good jobs, spur economic development and provide affordable housing in our region.”

Read more: Ontario Supporting Jobs and Affordable Housing in Georgina

View Caroline Mulroney, York-Simcoe MPP and Minister of Transportation and Francophone Affairs’ video about the project here: Caroline Mulroney Visits Site for New GTTI Skilled Trades Institute in Georgina

Province provides $4 million for new Skilled Trades Institute in Georgina
July 9, 2020, By: Mike Anderson Georgina Post

It was more good news for Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI), as the province announced more than $4 million in funding for its new Skilled Trades Institute on July 3.

This follows a $2.6 million investment by the Town of Georgina, approved by council on June 24. “This project shows how our government is partnering with local communities to address economic challenges and help more people find work in the trades,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development in a media release on July 3.

York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney has been a supporter of the project from its inception and believes it will address two significant issues in her riding: jobs and affordable housing. “The ministry is actually very excited about this model. And, I hope that they will look at extending it beyond Georgina to other places. And I think that if they do that, it will really put GTTI, and Georgina on the map.”

Read more: Province Provides $4 Million for New Skilled Trades Institute in Georgina

Built by design: Georgina’s new GTTI Skilled Trades Institute builds affordable homes
Aug 13, 2020 by Amanda Persico  Georgina Advocate

With a $4 million nod from the province, along with more than $2 million from the town, Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI) can get moving, building and erecting a pipe dream — a dedicated Skilled Trades Institute right here in Georgina.

Under scrutiny of licensed professionals following strict building code guidelines, trainees will build modular homes [].

“Students are not building for the sake of building something,” said GTTI chairperson John De Faveri. “In current [skilled trades training] models, students are building partial walls using recycled material. Building it and taking it down. But at the end of this program, there will be a sellable product.”

At the end of each 26-week program, GTTI will have several 1,100 to 1,200 square-foot modular bungalows along with hundreds of skilled tradespeople who are job ready.

Read more: Built by Design: Georgina’s New GTTI Skilled Trades Institute Builds affordable Homes