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.