connect2SKILLS graduates are equipped with


Graduates earn a certificate of completion from Congestoga College, Brant Skills Centre and connect2SKILLS. 

- Forklift & Reach Truck Certification

- Fall Arrest Training

- First Aid CPR Training


- Workplace Health and Safety

Technical Skills:

connect2SKILLS 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: 

connect2SKILLS 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!

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Quickly Fill your Manufacturing & Warehousing  jobs

We have the know-how you need.



Skilled & workplace ready workers

Lower cost of training

Lost production time compensated

connect2SKILLS team to help with retention

Fill vacant positions at a faster pace

Be involved in community development to better your industry



Have at least one job vacancy

Within the warehousing & manufacturing industry

Located in the Brantford-Brant area

Open to provide a work-trial opportunity

Willing to participate & provide feedback into program development

Open to provide workplace tours 


Mabe is a multinational company that designs, produces and distributes household appliances to more than 70 countries around the world. The company was established in Mexico City, Mexico; in the year 1946. At first, Mabe was dedicated to the creation of cabinets and built-in kitchen furniture. In the 50s he began to manufacture white goods such as gas stoves and refrigerators. Its rapid growth allowed Mabe to become the largest appliance exporter in Mexico in 1960.

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Over 35 years ago, we began our commitment to a greener way of thinking. We discovered unique ways to manufacture high-quality products for the automotive industry using much of the waste that was destined for landfill sites. Today, we're a dynamic, full-service, Tier 1 supplier committed to engineering and manufacturing world-class products. Our 'green'​ pledge is the foundation of the Hematite brand. We're in business to design and manufacture automotive products that help manage the impact of acoustics, airflow and water on the vehicle. We do this while managing the impact on our planet through our unique, eco-centered Reform process.

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Hematite Facility

The Hematite Team
The Hematite Team

Hematite Team Member
Hematite Team Member

Hematite Facility
Hematite Facility


ARYZTA AG (‘ARYZTA’) is an international food business with a leadership position in frozen B2B bakery.  We are a global supplier to the food service, retail and QSR sectors.

Range of products and capabilities include a variety of breads and sweet and savoury food. This includes a variety of pies, quiches, glazes, sauces and appetisers.

We operate 54 bakeries across Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The group boasts strong brands and enjoys customer relationships in all of our regions and is driven globally by our strong customer-centric and investor-focused attitude.

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The Marco Corporation is a solutions provider. We help companies successfully execute strategic programs with a complete list of warehousing, fulfillment, co-packaging, technology, logistics services, merchandise and travel services. A family owned business since 1973.

At the Marco Corporation, our staff is one of our most valued assets. When it comes to project execution, it is our people who make the planning easy, the process painless and the outcome spectacular.

This fosters an environment that enables a cohesive, integrated team that works together to serve our clients in the best ways possible. 

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Front of Marco Building

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Front of Marco Building


"Scotty’s Refrigeration is a licensed, certified company committed to providing the best service and value for commercial and industrial Refrigeration & HVAC Systems as well as Ice Machines in Ontario.  Established in 1993 by Scott Hardman, the company focuses on professional installation and service of retail and industrial refrigeration cabinets, displays and walk-in units. Scotty's offers an extensive list of resources and solutions to provide exceptional customer service.  

The company is growing with over fifty employees, installation crews and a large fleet of well equipped service vehicles. Scotty's is centrally located in Ontario, operating out of a modern facility housing a comprehensive inventory of HVAC and Refrigeration system components."

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"Patriot Forge Co., founded in 2001, is the largest custom open-die forging company in Canada and a leader in the Global market.

Patriot Forge has two locations in Canada, in Brantford and Paris, Ontario."

They serve several markets:  Power Generation, Defence, Nuclear, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Aerospace, Mining, BarStock & Forging for Distributors

"Patriot Forge Co. employees enrich their communities through volunteer service such as coaching local sports teams and involvement in various other charitable organizations.

Patriot Forge Co. is committed to education and training. Patriot’s metallurgy department supports the engineering program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario as well as other training programs. "


"PartsWerx Distribution started in the Swimming Pool Industry in 2006, in a 15,000 sq. ft. building in Brantford, Ontario. Originally, the company focus was to provide same-day shipping of replacement swimming pool parts. By 2007, PartsWerx had already begun expanding its lines to include OEM equipment. In addition to distributiing the industries' primary manufacturers, like Hayward, Pentair, Zodiac, Rheem, Latham, Trevi, Feherguard, and Aqua-Lamp, we also specialize in products manufactured by our related companies."

"JEM Strapping Systems is a Canadian manufacturer of steel strapping, strapping seals and strapping carts, conceived by some of the packaging industries most experienced people. We represent many of the worlds most quality oriented strapping products. Our concentration is on high quality strapping , tools, seals, dispensers and tool parts. We also offer a tool program for qualified customers. Our buyers search worldwide for the best products available on the market today. We offer a variety of finishes and types of steel strapping to meet your demand. Unlike many other low cost strapping companies, we give you superior quality strapping at competitive prices."


Tulsar Canada specializes in creating custom, hand-assembled electronic control panels that protect the environment and help you run an efficient, cost-saving operation. We are dedicated to providing quality and customer service and we stand behind our commitment to precision, skill and quality. Our certified engineers design and craft each panel to perfection at our plant in Brantford, Ontario, ensuring our products seamlessly manage and control your water solution. Our design is driven by innovation and cutting-edge technology, which is why our control panels are market leaders in maintenance and service. We oversee the entire process from the moment an order is placed until it is delivered and installed to guarantee quality—a standard we will not compromise.

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Stone Straw develops smart, safe, sustainable solutions that provide best value to our customers.  Stone Straw’s Back to Earth plant based straw is the gold standard of environmentally-friendly products that helps propel your business into the future of foodservice.  For more information, please click ‘learn more’ to visit our site.

Evolve Recycling Inc. is Canada’s leader in tire recycling. As a fully-integrated tire recycling we collect end-of-life tires of all sizes from across Ontario. We process these tires into crumb rubber. 

Evolve Recycling is also a manufacturer of high quality moulded rubber products. Evolve Recycling is your solution for:

  • Rubber landscaping pavers

  • Multi-purpose mats of varying sizes, styles and colours

  • Bases for safety cones

  • Other innovative moulded products

Evolve Recycling is commited to: 

  • Its customers by providing the highest quality product

  • Protecting our environment by keeping tires out of our landfills; and

  • Zero residual waste through the recycling process

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Latham Pool Products is the leading manufacturer of inground residential swimming pools and components in North America. Homeowners from coast to coast enjoy the full benefits of pool ownership thanks to innovative Latham products. And pool and spa professionals from coast to coast partner with Latham to enjoy the full benefits of our broad product lines, best-in-class quality and industry-leading support.

Latham pools are available in an extensive variety of sizes and shapes with a number of exciting options that will transform your backyard into an outdoor entertainment center. With the help of your professional pool dealer, you will be able to customize your backyard to suit your individual taste.

  • 60 years of pool manufacturing experience

  • State-of-the-art computer driven technology

  • The best warranties in the industry

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