The LiUNA African American Canadian Caucus has announced that it is actively seeking to attract black youth into the “skilled trades,” through a new initiative: Toronto Labour Fest 2019.
This event, which will be a combination of a job fair and family festival, is scheduled to be held at the LiUNA Union Hall ,1263 Wilson Ave East, in Toronto on Saturday June 22.
“The Toronto Labour Fest is a way for us to raise awareness among our Black youth of the lucrative careers in the construction industry,” said Anthony Tubbs, an executive board member of the Caucus.
“The Caucus which was founded five years ago, has several programs designed to help train and develop job skills, including the LiUNA mentorship program for apprentices. We really need our community to learn about what the Union can offer them, and I encourage our youth in particular to take advantage of these opportunities,” he added.
Tubbs noted that “there are over twenty different types of jobs for which young people can be trained and we will have information about these opportunities to share with the young men and women who come to the event.”
Toronto Labour Fest v2019 will also showcase singers, spoken word acts, dance troupes, fashion, food vendors and major prizes and giveaways. Vibes 105.5 FM Radio will carry a live broadcast of part of the entertainment progran.