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 […]

Ontario Launching New Agency to Better Serve Tradespeople

Skilled Trades

The Ontario government has launched Skilled Trades Ontario, a new Crown agency, to improve trades training and simplify services. The new agency will promote and market the trades, develop the latest training and curriculum standards, and provide a streamlined user-friendly experience for tradespeople. These changes will result in more workers for in-demand jobs and prepare […]

Ontario Helping People Start Careers in Home-Building

The Ontario government is investing almost $3 million to give 166 jobseekers free training and work experience in residential construction across the province. The Job-Ready Program, led by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), will connect trainees with rewarding and well-paying careers in carpentry, drywall installation, cement working, framing, and heavy equipment operation. This announcement […]

Enrolment at Georgian College’s Midland trade campus skyrockets

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As of mid-July, the Georgian College Midland campus had more students enrolled in its one-year skilled trades programs than ever before. “Our numbers for September are higher than they have ever been,” said Mac Greaves, associate dean and campus principal. “We are up 40 per cent over 2019.” In 2019, the Midland campus had 123 […]

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

Government of Ontario

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 […]