Marwood Metal Fabrication Limited has been awarded an Employer Champion Award for their commitment to providing experiential learning opportunities to Ontario’s high school students.
An auto parts manufacturing centre in Tillsonburg is being recognized for helping students gain hands-on learning and work experience for their future careers.
Marwood Metal Fabrication Ltd. received an Employer Champion Award for providing students with mentoring opportunities and sponsoring a student-led team for the Oxford Invitational Youth Robotics Challenge. For more than 15 years, Marwood Metal has been providing local students with workplace experiences like job shadowing, mentoring, co-op placements, training, certifications and more.
Building more opportunities for students to gain the skills and experience they need for the jobs of tomorrow is part of the Ontario government's plan to support student success while securing a brighter future for all Ontarians.
"These kinds of meaningful learning opportunities help students 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."
- Laurel Broten, Minister of Education
"It is very important for industry to get involved in supporting the youth in our community. From engineering to administration, students in our community get a taste of a career in manufacturing at Marwood Metal."
- Chris Wood, president and CEO, Marwood Metal Fabrication Ltd.
- 40,000 employers across the province provide high school students with valuable work-related learning opportunities through numerous activities and programs, including Ontario's Cooperative Education and Specialist High Skills Majorprograms.
- More than 34,000 high school students are enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Majorprogram this year.
- Ontario's graduation rate increased to 81 per cent in 2010, up from 68 per cent in 2003.