Enrollment open for May 3rd class

Update Your Skills 

Boost Your Career

Skills2Advance incorporates a hybrid learning model utilizing an online and experiential curriculum to develop a skilled and dedicated workforce.


FREE online 








PAID job 



in the Manufacturing & Warehousing Industry

Skills2Advance Offers Free Online Training and Resources to help you succeed!

Serving  Brantford, Brant, Norfolk, Haldimand, Six Nations and New Credit, County of Oxford , City of Brantford, City of Cambridge, City of Hamilton, City of Kitchener


oNLINE training!

SKILLS2ADVANCE offers 6 weeks of FREE Online training + 1 Week of hands-on training with an opportunity for 2 weeks PAID job placement to prepare you for a job in the Manufacturing & Warehousing industry 

Contact us to discuss if this program is right for you


Complete the easy sign up process


Finish online classes, 

certifications & placement


Get the job you wanted! 


  • Hours per week: 30-40

  • 6 weeks online training

  • Monday-Friday

  • 8:30 am-4:30 pm

  • All course materials, presentations, videos, discussions will occur online



Get The Right Skills To Succeed:

Graduates earn a certificate of completion from Conestoga College, Brant Skills Centre and Skills2Advance. 
  • Forklift & Reach Truck Certification
  • Fall Arrest Training
  • First Aid CPR Training
  • AODA
  • Workplace Health and Safety
Technical Skills:
Skills2Advance Graduates learn industry vetted skills and courses directly contributing to their success at future places of employment: 
  • Fundamentals of Material Handling
  • Fundamentals of Shipping and Receiving
  • Fundamentals of Dispatching
  • Continuous Improvement Processes
Professional Skills: 
Skills2Advance curriculum emphasizes professionalism in the workplace. Participants learn and practice customer service, workplace communication, networking, personal branding & social media, effective presentation skills, teamwork, conflict resolution and more!
  • Transfer credits
  • Support your family
  • Improve computer skills
  • Improve technical skills
  • Learn from home
  • Career advancement

Financial and social SUPPORT

CONNECTIONS to local businesses

Opportunity for EMPLOYMENT

CERTIFICATE of Recognition and College Credits from Conestoga College! 

Graduation CEREMONY!



18+ years old

Not in school

Interested in a career in Manufacturing & Warehousing

Legally entitled to work in Canada

Living in in Six Nations, New Credit, Counties of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Oxford, City of Brantford, City of Cambridge, City of Hamilton, City of Kitchener

Can lift up to 50 lbs

Can stand for long periods of time

Low to medium computer, math & literacy level

Can commit to 7 weeks of training, Mon-Fri, between 8:30-4:30


Very comfortable using computers & other related technology


      Able to learn online



Working less than 20 hours a week


Living on low household income


Currently working, but facing challenges in employment

If you match all of these requirements click below: 

Minimum requirements needed to take an online course

Internet Access

Speakers + Microphone

Email Address


A Quiet Space 

Designated Time

Laptop or Desktop

How It Works:
Possible Careers
Material Handler

Handle, move, load and unload materials 50 lbs or less and over 100 lbs with a variety of materials handling equipment. 

Manufacturing Associate

Operate and maintain equipment in a factory or warehouse and prepare items, involves assembling. and checking product parts.

Quality Assurance

Maintain the desired level of quality in a service or product, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process.

Shipper & Receiver

Manually ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an area.  

Inventory Associate

Use basic communication, math and literacy skills to operate technology to co-ordinate and count products.

Production Operator

Use equipment to assist with manufacturing, packaging, and other steps along a production line. 


What our Graduates say

I am very satisfied with this course. Program is balanced very well and designed to meet people's needs in getting  desired jobs. Big variety of different companies interested for employees, positions you can choose from to get desired job, 2 weeks probation period letting you to put your foot into profession. Friendly staff, very helpful for participants, with excellent professional and communication skills.

Marc C (Cohort 5)

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A SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) Program
This pilot project is intended to support workforce development in identified key growth sectors. It is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Government of Canada.
Brantford manufacturing worker
Brantford warehouse worker
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