Humber Expanding the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology
New and enhanced training opportunities will help address the skills shortage
Humber College is expanding the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology (110 Carrier Drive) to help address the increasing demand for apprenticeship and trades training.
Scheduled to start construction this fall, the $9.5 million expansion will feature simulated worksites for hands-on learning and alternative methods of course delivery, such as online learning and the use of virtual reality and augmented reality in trades, including plumbing, carpentry, electrical, welding, industrial woodworking and renovation labs.
The planned 16,620-square-foot addition to the centre will allow the college to:
- Increase the number of skilled trades training opportunities for pre-apprentices, apprentices and post-secondary learners by approximately 500 students
- Add additional trades to Humber's portfolio in the construction, industrial and service sectors
- Add to and improve existing facilities located at 110 Carrier Dr., improving efficiency in space utilization and training effectiveness
The planned expansion is scheduled to be completed over the next three years.