New economic impact report shows Georgian College alumni add $1.4 billion to regional economy

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Georgian alumni contribute $1.4 billion in added income to the region, according to a recent economic impact study by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). The EMSI study, based on data from 2019-20, shows that Georgian’s Robbert Hartog Midland Campus adds $27.4 million in income to the Simcoe County economy, and supports 358 county jobs. Overall, […]

Georgian College’s Midland campus offering free pre-apprenticeship program this spring

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Those looking to gain skills for entry into the skilled trades can start building an in-demand career with Georgian College’s free industrial mechanic millwright, welder, industrial electrician, and plumbing pre-apprenticeship program at the Midland campus. The 32-week program starts May 3 and includes a 12-week work placement. Midland campus associate dean Mac Greaves said pre-apprenticeship […]

Ontario Setting Up Apprentices and Employers for Success

The Ontario government is investing $47 million in 2021-22 to hire more apprentices, improve the quality of training and help them complete their training and certification through the new Achievement Incentive Program and the expanded Apprenticeship Capital Grant. These programs are designed to support those who train apprentices, such as businesses, colleges and other training organizations, providing more young people with high quality training that will lead to successful […]

Simcoe Muskoka Virtual Skilled Trades Expo 2021

Skilled Trades Expo 2021

The 2021 Simcoe Muskoka Virtual Skilled Trades Expo is planned for mid-May this year. Given the current safety restrictions due to COVID-19, this year’s expo will be virtual, in the form of a “local and loud” online scavenger hunt. There is no entry fee to participate; we just ask that you provide us with content to […]

Regional partners launch Automation Accelerator pilot program

Automation Accelerator Program

Area partners are excited to launch the Automation Accelerator pilot program to create a responsive, industry-driven solution that provides regional manufacturers with training and knowledge to implement Industry 4.0 solutions. The pilot project is supported by the County of Simcoe, member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University and the Government of […]

Funding a ‘tremendous step forward’ for skilled trades: Dunlop

The Ontario government is providing $180.5 million to connect workers in the tourism and hospitality sector and others most affected by the pandemic to training and jobs. Part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, this investment includes a skilled trades strategy, an additional $100 million of dedicated investments through Employment Ontario for skills training, […]

RapidSkills: Supporting workers in a changing economy

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Georgian College, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is proud to introduce the RapidSkills program. The RapidSkills program consists of four microcredentials, which are short-term, competency-based, industry-recognized certifications. It aims to prepare underutilized or underemployed workers, workers at risk of job loss, and unemployed individuals for longevity in the auto and advanced manufacturing sectors, […]

County of Simcoe and area partners launch new job portal WorkinSimcoeCounty.ca

Midhurst/June 25, 2020 – The County of Simcoe and area partners including member municipalities, the cities of Barrie and Orillia and the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board are launching a new interactive job portal. The Work in Simcoe County site includes local resources and job opportunities, as well as vital information to empower and inspire […]

Build an in-demand career at Georgian College Midland Campus

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Want to gain skills for entry into the trades, but don’t know where to start? You can take the first step toward building an in-demand career with Georgian College’s 33-week multi-trade Industrial Mechanic, Welder, Industrial Electrician and Plumber pre-apprenticeship program. It starts April 13 at the Midland Campus. Midland Campus Associate Dean Mac Greaves said […]