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Get Training for Manufacturing Careers

If you’re looking for a new career, you can get manufacturing training and find a job in eastern Ontario. Manufacturing careers are high-tech, clean, and stable, so don’t discount the manufacturing industry as a potential career path. Manufacturing continues to grow across eastern Ontario, employing some 65,000 people. But about 86 percent of manufacturers across Canada are reporting having difficulties hiring, and in eastern Ontario that difficulty could be linked to a skills shortage.

There are lots of jobs that need to be filled, and if you haven’t worked in the industry before, manufacturing training is available. Considering the difficulties employers are having hiring, chances are you can find a stable job, rewarding career path and loyal employers in the manufacturing sector in eastern Ontario. There are many tools available to help you find a job in manufacturing in eastern Ontario as well.

Manufacturing Careers Training

Elevate Plus provides free training and hands-on experience for a career in the Bay of Quinte manufacturing sector. They offer a 6-week training program to train adults for jobs in the manufacturing and food processing industries. This program integrates comprehensive job-specific skills and literacy, and essential skills, with the direct participation of manufacturing and food processing employers in both delivery and program design.

LTKC fee-for-service courses help you qualify for a better job, increase your chances at a promotion or apprenticeship, or start a whole new career. Investigate their Certificate Programs for yourself. Many of their courses are eligible for Employment Ontario funding, and they’ll show you how to apply. LTKC courses create bridges between jobs and manufacturing careers.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has partnered with Athabasca University to roll out a new Manufacturing Management Certificate to provide applied skills training aimed at developing managers and supervisors from within existing manufacturing operations. 


The course, which spans 4 weeks and requires up to 12 hours of readings, discussions and assignments per week, is delivered online through Athabasca University, based in Athabasca, Alberta. The university specializes in online distance education and is 1 of 4 comprehensive academic and research universities in the province.

Ontario College of Trades is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades. One of the main responsibilities of the College is to ensure that individuals performing the skills of compulsory trades have the training and certification required to legally practice the trade in Ontario. 

Among other things, the College is responsible for: issuing certificates of qualification and statements of membership; establishing apprenticeship programs and other training programs; the process for determining appropriate apprentice to journey person ratios, and; establishing the scope of practice for trades.

KEYS Job Centre is a community-based, non-profit that has offered opportunity and hope to approximately 100,000 jobless youth and adults for more than 30 years. They have helped thousands of people move from a life of poverty to a life with a future. As the Kingston area's largest employment service, KEYS changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support under one roof. As a leader within the community, they educate and advocate for change to help vulnerable populations (at-risk and homeless youth; people with disabilities and newcomers) to have equal employment opportunity.

Find Out About the Quality of Life in Eastern Ontario

All these options for training show how much eastern Ontario takes an interest in its manufacturers and their employees. Eastern Ontario is also a great place to live - this infographic shows you why.

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