Ontario Helping More Young People Train for In-Demand Careers in Construction

The Ontario government is investing $3.5 million in province-wide training initiatives to help more students launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades. These projects, led by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO), will prepare nearly 2,000 young people for well-paying jobs in the construction industry, including a path to paid training […]

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 […]

Georgian welcomes Phil Adams as new Midland Campus Principal

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Philip (Phil) Adams joins Georgian College today, Oct. 31, as the new Campus Principal and Associate Dean at the Robbert Hartog Midland Campus. Phil is responsible for providing college-wide leadership on apprenticeship activity, overseeing all operations and programs at the campus, and collaborating on community engagement initiatives across the region. “Phil brings extensive knowledge in […]

Ontario Investing in Construction Sector to Combat Labour Shortage


The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $3.7 million to help up to 2,500 workers start or advance in well-paying careers in the construction industry. This decade, Ontario will need 100,000 more construction workers to help deliver the province’s ambitious infrastructure plans, including 1.5 million homes by 2031. “Construction workers are heroes who […]

Free Construction Trainee Program launching September 12, 2022


Community Builders is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for their Construction Trainee Program that starts on Monday, Sept. 12. The paid program runs for three months (Monday to Thursday, 40 hours per week) for visible minorities which includes – but is not limited to – women, newcomers to Canada, and those who are […]

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 […]

Training Opportunity for North Simcoe Manufacturers

Manufacturing in North Simcoe

The City of Barrie and Georgian College in partnership with County of Simcoe and the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board received funding to deliver part-time (online and in-person), industry recognized micro-credentials from July 2022 to March 2023 in the following subject areas: Fundamental shop skills Precision Machining Hydraulics/pneumatics CNC Industrial Automation Robotics Quality Management Leadership […]

Ontario Working for Workers by Expanding Training to More People

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is working for workers by launching a new training program, Better Jobs Ontario. Anyone looking to train for in-demand work, including those on social assistance, who are self-employed, gig workers, youth, and newcomers to the province, can apply to start learning the skills they need to earn bigger paycheques for themselves and […]

Ontario Removing Barriers for Out-of-Province Skilled Workers

The Ontario government will introduce changes that would help workers in over 30 in-demand professions move here with their families while continuing their careers. The changes, if passed, would tackle Ontario’s historic labour shortage – the largest in a generation – by ensuring out-of-province workers can register in their regulated profession or trade within 30 […]