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 in Manufacturing


The Skills Development Fund (made possible by the Government of Ontario) is a way to address skills development and labour shortages within the manufacturing sector by offering educational opportunities at no cost to the participant. Job seekers can find a career path in manufacturing with local employers and help existing employees upskill.

Registration is open for the first course beginning on July 16th (5 Saturdays) called Fundamental Shop Skills. This 30-hour course will focus on:

  • Developing skills to interpret engineering drawings
  • Examine manufacturing processes required to build components
  • Identifying tolerances, materials and basic geometric dimensioning
  • Interpret hidden lines, section lines, thread types and ground surface symbols
  • Safe manufacturing plans
  • Tolerances and critical dimensions
  • Micrometer and vernier scales, imperial and metric units
  • Workflow dynamics and critical measurements
  • Quality control in operations
  • Metrology


Please share with your staff that may be interested in this upskilling opportunity. For more information and to register, please contact:

Rebecca Sanderson Training Coordinator, Continuing Education & Corporate Training
T: (548) 877-0368

Schedule & Course Capacity

(download pdf here)

SDF Course Schedule


Business After 5

Thursday, September 28, 2023 – 5 pm to 7 pm La Cle – 63 Main Street, Penetanguishene Hosted by The Economic Development Corporation North Simcoe

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Training Opportunity for North Simcoe Manufacturers