Watch the Career-Ready with CTMA Webinar Recording

Career-Ready with CTMA Webinar

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is providing stronger incentives to businesses in their second round of the Career-Ready with CTMA program – a hiring program in partnership with Mentor Works Ltd. – which is now open! This program is helping close the skilled trades gap in the Machine, Tool, Die, Mould & Automation (MTDMA) sector, in support of the auto manufacturing industry.

Career-Ready with CTMA is providing up to 240 Experiential Work Placements for co-op students, recent graduates, and new apprentices. Employers will receive $3k-$15k in funding for each hire.

The Mentor Works team is happy to share valuable information about this program to benefit both employers seeking to fill positions relevant to the automotive industry AND students looking for placements to gain practical workplace skills and experience.

Watch the Career-Ready with CTMA Webinar Recording

Start the Career-Ready with CTMA application process by filling out the online form.

Recorded on Thursday, June 25, 2020, Mentor Works and the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) hosted the Career-Ready with CTMA Webinar discussing the hiring program which offers hiring grants to offset the employment costs of new employees in the automotive manufacturing sector.

Webinar Takeaways

  • Learn about the Career-Ready with CTMA wage subsidy for co-op students, new apprentices, and recent grads;
  • Discover federal programs for up to 100% of employment costs to stack with the Career-Ready with CTMA program;
  • Explore the status of the Canada Job Grant, including recent changes; and
  • Identify key advantages and perks of becoming a CTMA member.

Webinar Speakers

Robert Cattle
Executive Director, Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA)

Robert has 35+ years’ experience in the tooling trade industry. He served as a volunteer on the CTMA’s Board of Directors in various positions from 2002 to 2013, including being elected by his peers as President of the association in 2008. Robert became the Executive Director of the CTMA in February 2014. Robert is married with three children. He is active in his community and is Past-President of the Greenwood Recreation Association. He has also volunteered for the Oshawa Competition Motorcycle Club and is an active member of the Lotus Club of Canada.

Bernadeen McLeodBernadeen McLeod
President and Founder, Mentor Works Ltd.

Bernadeen worked in the corporate arena for 18 years as an executive and general manager in the manufacturing sector. With considerable expertise in government funding, both on a federal and provincial level, Bernadeen understands the aspects most critical to a successful Proactive Funding Plan™. She plays to win and recognizes the importance of cash flow and margins. This enables her clients to succeed and access larger government funding wins than otherwise available.

This program provides funding on a first-approved, first-served basis with limited spots in the Career-Ready with CTMA program. Start the application process today!

Career-Ready with CTMA

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