Mr. Speaker, I recently had the pleasure of attending a ceremony in my riding to congratulate 14 graduates of a youth internship program in tool and die making.
This youth internship program is funded by Human Resources Development Canada. The program is a result of a partnership of Humber College, 14 corporations, and George Webber and Associates. It provides entry level training to young people between the ages of 15 and 24. The training is given in high growth sectors and occupations in demand and involves on the job and in class training in combination with job specific and basic employability skills.
At a time when youth unemployment is unacceptably high I take this opportunity to congratulate all those who have helped create this very important bridge into the workforce for our young people. Often young people starting off in their careers get caught in the trap of not being able to find a job because they do not have the experience and of not being able to develop the experience because they cannot find a job.
I would like to offer a special recognition to Humber College for-