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INTRODUCTION OUR SERVICEs OUR WORKFORCE OUR ENVIRONMENTal INITIATIVES OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OUR GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND BUSINESS CONDUCT Preparing the Next Generation of Electrical Workers through our Ministry-Recognized Municipal Utility Trades Apprenticeship Program Toronto Hydro invests approximately 4.5 to 6.5 years of training in every apprentice to prepare them to work competently and safely. At the trades school, apprentices are instructed by veteran trades professionals in a combination of settings, which include in-class, job simulation and field training. In 2012, 22 apprentices graduated from our apprenticeship programs. Eighty-eight apprentices currently attend the trades school. At Toronto Hydro’s provincially accredited utility trades school, we manage certified professional trades programs for: • Power line technicians • Certified power cable persons • Distribution system technologists • Metering technicians • Power system controllers Training and Development Various training programs are available for employees to ensure the continuous development of our people. In 2012, we completed over 7,500 training days. Training is comprised of compliance with legislated programs that focus on recertification, skill refreshment and workplace safety practices. Our legislated training includes first aid and CPR, confined space, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training, as well as Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act training. Almost all training is classroom-based. The curriculum has been expanded to include Occupational Health and Safety Act and is tailored to business unit requirements. TORONTO HYDRO 2012 corporate respnosibility report 55


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