MPP Thompson’s Private Member’s Motion Secures All Party Support
Queen’s Park– Yesterday in the House, MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson saw her Private Member’s Motion “Growing Agri-Food Jobs” receive support from all three parties. Industry stakeholders and politicians united in their agreement that all students in Ontario should be aware of the tremendous career opportunities linked to a key sector of the province’s economy.
In her debate, Lisa encouraged Minister for Education Liz Sandals to work with Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. (OAFE).
The overwhelming support shared during the debate solidified the consensus that agri-food careers should be embedded into the existing grade 9 & 10 career and guidance curriculum.
Thompson said, “This is not about creating a new program, it’s about utilizing the expertise at Ontario Agri-Food Education and building on the curriculum already in place.”
Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce was pleased to be joined by OAFE Executive Director Colleen Smith to discuss the importance of including agri-food careers in the existing grades 9 & 10 career and guidance curriculum. Lisa’s PMB was supported by all parties yesterday and she looks forward to seeing this initiative implemented in the coming months.
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