October is Manufacturing Month so we’re promoting the manufacturing industry in eastern Ontario all month long. We don’t want you to miss any opportunities for finding manufacturing job training and a great job, so we’re profiling Elevate Plus, a manufacturing training program.
Fleming College has four campuses throughout Ontario, including Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg.
Queen’s University in Kingston (which is in eastern Ontario) is 175 years old with a tradition of academic excellence and a beautiful waterfront campus. Queen’s is a full-spectrum, research-intensive university.
In meetings with your manufacturing managers, you’ve likely discussed the training that apprentices in your workforce have received. When your team has identified gaps in apprenticeship training, you then have to correct the issues in-house.
Loyalist College is an English-language college located on more than 200 beautiful acres in Belleville, which is located in eastern Ontario. More learners are choosing Loyalist College because of its supportive and engaging culture. Students feel empowered by their post-secondary journey, which takes them to careers where they will succeed and excel.
When most people think about workplace training, they think about onboarding training for new employees, or the sort of annual “check the box” training that most people (including even sometimes the people who give the training) don’t take very seriously.
You are aware that most often an employee onboarding process can be overwhelming both to the organization and the new employee. Onboarding is often filled with bureaucracy and tedium at best and, at worst, is an experience so unpleasant that it contributes to high employee turnover.
Upskilling your manufacturing employees is essential in an increasingly technological world. Manufacturers in the Quinte region have communicated their need for talent that can work with and repair computers.
Much of traditional corporate learning is costly, because it takes employees away from their jobs, and it has to be repeated endlessly. On top of that, a lot of information learned during training doesn’t stick with employees and that’s because our brains lose most of the information we learn within 48 hours of learning it. In a sense, this is a helpful function of the brain: it helps sort out information. We learn a lot of new information in a day, but we don’t need all of it.
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.