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Construct Cohort 1

Construct, a social enterprise by Blue Door, welcomes first cohort at new training centre in Aurora

“There are a lot of employment programs out there, but many are streamlining people into precarious work or employment that pays a minimum wage, but not necessarily a living wage,” explained Emily Rowe, Construct’s senior manager, social enterprise.
Construct Cohort 1

On the first day of in-person classroom training in two years at a new facility in Aurora, Construct trainees were nervous, but excited. Construct is a social enterprise program that provides training, experience, and support to help people facing homelessness to find long-term, well-paying careers in the construction trades. 

Blue Door, a longtime non-profit in East Gwillimbury, developed the program in 2020. Within two years, Construct helped more than 200 trainees graduate from the program and completed over 120 high-quality and competitively priced general labour construction jobs within the community. 

Full Article: yorkregion.com