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Minister Kenney stresses importance of skilled trades to jobs, growth and prosperity

Ottawa, Ontario, October 21, 2013—In a keynote speech today at the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, emphasized the importance of the skilled trades and the vital role of Canada’s colleges in preparing the skilled workforce of the future.

“Our government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. Colleges play a vital role in ensuring we have a skilled workforce to achieve this goal,” said Minister Kenney. “With the Canada Job Grant, our government is committed to fixing the skills mismatch in Canada where we have too many Canadians without jobs and too many jobs without Canadians.”

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