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Free training available for opportunities in the manufacturing sector

Sault College Employment Solutions hopes to create pipeline of skilled workers for employers locally
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Sault College Employment Solutions is offering free training for opportunities in the manufacturing sector in an effort to provide local employers with a pipeline of skilled workers.

The General Manufacturing and Production Fundamentals program is currently registering employed workers looking to upgrade their skills in order to begin training this fall and winter. Plans are also in the works to start a job-seeker training cohort sometime in the new year.

“The design of the program has been driven by our local employers, all of whom understand the importance of workforce succession planning,” said Maggie Catterick, director of Sault College Employment Solutions. “Participants who complete the training will be ready to step into entry-level positions and help reinvigorate the talent pool available to Sault Ste. Marie’s manufacturing and production businesses.”

A total of 33 job-seekers took part in full-time training between July and September of this year through a mix of classroom and technical lab instruction, acquiring industry-specific skills training and certifications in the process. 

Here are some examples of training being offered through the program:  

  • manufacturing processes
  • machine shop fundamentals
  • industrial health and safety
  • elevated work platform training
  • confined space awareness
  • ozone depletion
  • interview preparation and skills
  • resume and cover letter writing
  • job search skills/research
  • social media etiquette
  • managing conflict in the workplace and being a productive team member

The General Manufacturing and Production Fundamentals program is open to people 18 years of age or older, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents that are not currently attending school or any other training. 

The two-year program, funded through the provincial government to the tune of $1.5 million, will run until March 2023. 

Those looking for more information are encouraged to contact Sault College Employment Solutions by phone at (705) 945-0705 or by email.