County of Simcoe and City of Barrie to host Women in Manufacturing events

Women in Manufacturing

The City of Barrie and Simcoe County are working on getting more women interested in the skilled trades, with two events designed to inform women about careers in manufacturing. The events are hosted in part by the Muskoka Workforce Development Board, Georgian College and the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe. They will take place […]

Skilled Trades – EMC Survey

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is conducting a brief survey on in-demand trades, that would be best to be completed by individuals in engineering or maintenance groups. This survey will help assess the manufacturing sector’s current and future needs for skilled trades related to Advanced Manufacturing. This is an opportunity for your manufacturing organization […]

AMIC Stream Open for Applications

Manufacturing in North Simcoe

Applications are now open for the Advanced Manufacturing, Innovation and Competitiveness (AMIC) stream under the Regional Development Program. This new stream will help Ontario’s advanced manufacturers invest in equipment, advanced technologies and skilled workers needed to improve competitiveness and support growth in key sectors. The AMIC Stream will provide financial support to advanced manufacturing companies […]

Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2022

Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2022

Save the date for October 19th from 8am-1pm at Georgian College’s Advanced Technology Centre! Invest Barrie and Simcoe County have partnered to bring together the energy of the Manufacturing Summit with the engaging conversation from the Manufacturing Forum into one event in collaboration with Georgian, Lakehead and the City of Orillia. Join industry leaders, executives, […]

Ontario Training More Workers for In Demand Careers in Auto Manufacturing

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $5 million to provide free training to 500 people from underrepresented groups to prepare them for well-paying jobs in the province’s thriving automotive manufacturing sector. The project will provide participants with the necessary skills for rewarding careers in machine operation, assembly, quality control, and logistics. The […]

New funding available: WILWorks Graduate

WILWorks Graduate

Have you heard about the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium’s WILWorks Graduate program? This new program is designed to help manufacturing sector employers build the workforce of the future by attracting top young talent, expanding their skills, and guiding them on their paths to employment. The program offers a financial incentive of up to $5,000 to […]

Ontario Launches Program to Support Advanced Manufacturers Across Province

Manufacturing in North Simcoe

Today, the Ontario government launched the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) program to help companies get the tools, technology and talent they need to grow, compete and innovate in an increasingly competitive global market. As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, AMIC is a new stream of the Regional Development Program (RDP). The […]

Province Invests in Midland Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Boost Local Economy

ZF Automotive in North Simcoe

Ontario supports $7.8-million surge in Southwestern Ontario economy with $1.2-million Regional Development Program investment. The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $7.8 million by ZF Automotive Canada to help boost Ontario’s automotive and domestic manufacturing sectors, while attracting investment to the local economy. The province is investing nearly $1.2 million in the […]

Province Celebrates Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing in North Simcoe

Manufacturing Day kicks off a full month of activities to celebrate all Ontario-based manufacturers, from the small 3D print shop to the large automaker. This is also an opportunity for young people to learn about the high-value, high-tech, high-skilled and high-paying career opportunities manufacturing offers, especially as the province begins to make the next generation […]