Geraldton Community Forest (GCF) will receive a total of $3.5 million in funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario to build a regional skills training centre at the Greenstone airport.
The federal government and the provincial government will each invest $1,750,000 for the facility, which will serve as a hub for regional labour force training opportunities. It will house 10 training rooms, a series of meeting rooms, a computer lab and offices.
Identified as a regional priority, this strategic initiative is expected to create or retain 27 jobs, as well as another 30 construction jobs.
Once complete, the 13,500-square-foot facility owned and operated by GCF will serve as a centre for training and skills development in the region and assist in realizing employment opportunities from the Ring of Fire and other resource development activity in the area.
Ontario is supporting this project through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).