Update Your Skills 

Boost Your Career

Next Class Starts November 16th

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INTERESTED in SKILLS2ADVANCE?  

 

nOW oNLINE!

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 the Manufacturing & Warehousing industry in the Grand Erie area! 

Contact us to discuss if this program is right for you

01.

Complete the easy sign up process

02.

Finish online classes, 

certifications & placement

03.

Get the job you wanted! 

04.

  • 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:

Certifications: 

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!

Financial and social SUPPORT

CONNECTIONS to local businesses

Opportunity for EMPLOYMENT

CERTIFICATE of Recognition and College Credits from Conestoga College! 

Graduation CEREMONY!

Eligibility

 

18+ years old

Not in school

Interested in a career in Manufacturing & Warehousing

Legally entitled to work in Canada

Living in Grand Erie region

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

Unemployed

or​

Working less than 20 hours a week

or​

Living on low household income

or

Currently working, but facing challenges in employment

If you match all of these requirements click below: 

Benefits:
  • Transfer credits
  • Support your family
  • Improve computer skills
  • Improve technical skills
  • Learn from home
  • Career advancement
THE PROCESS:

Minimum requirements needed to take an online course

Laptop or Desktop

Internet Access

Speakers + Microphone

Email Address

Webcam

A Quiet Space 

Designated Time

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. 

Reviews

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)

Warehousing-logistics is  Brantford-Brant's 4th largest employer and is expected to grow. Employment in the Transportation and Warehousing sector grew between Feb 2020 and June 2020. One of the very few sectors growing in 2020.

*Source: Research conducted by Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie

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