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Let us Help You Hire Your Best

Fill Your Manufacturing and Warehousing Job Openings Quicker

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

Skills2Advance provides a monetary incentive to employers for each hire!

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
SAO connects employers with the employment and training services required to recruit and advance workers with the right essential, technical, and employability skills. It also supports jobseekers to obtain employment by providing them with sector-specific employment and training services, and connecting them to the right employers.

SKILLS2ADVANCE Graduates Are Equipped With

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

- Covid-19 Awareness Training

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!

Skills2Advance is a feedback based workforce development program. The goal is to take your industry experience and expertise and turn it into actionable curriculum changes to create an effective training program. 

EMPLOYER BENEFITS

Skilled & workplace ready workers

Lower cost of training

Lost production time compensated

Skills2Advance team to help with retention

Fill vacant positions at a faster pace

Be involved in community development to better your industry

skills2advance ready workers training skills

EMPLOYER ELIGIBILITY

Have at least one job vacancy

Within the warehousing & manufacturing industry

Located in the  Brantford, Brant, Norfolk, Haldimand, Six Nations and New Credit, County of Oxford , City of Brantford, City of Cambridge, City of Hamilton, City of Kitchener area

Open to provide a work-trial opportunity

Willing to participate & provide feedback into program development

Open to provide workplace tours 

Serving Residents & Employers of:

Six Nations
New Credit
Brant
Haldimand
Norfolk
Brantford


And Newly Added: 

Oxford Counties
Cambridge
Kitchener
Hamilton

How It Works

Step 1: 

GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND YOUR WORKFORCE NEEDS

Contact us to get more information about the program. We would love to connect and assess your needs.  We can meet you at your business to understand what you're looking for!

Step 2: 

KEEP US UPDATED ON YOUR WORKFORCE NEEDS

Keeping us updated will facilitate a quicker transition from the program into your workforce. Employers have the opportunity to present their organization to the class, conduct interviews and hire individuals for a trial period.

Step 3: 

PARTICIPANT HIRING AND COLLECTION OF BUSINESS TRAINING INCENTIVE

Once the participant has successfully onboarded and both parties are happy with the situation. Employers can collect a hiring incentive to offset their hiring costs. 

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Step 4: 

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PROVIDE US WITH FEEDBACK SO WE CAN HELP YOU BETTER

Increase retention, employee morale and productivity. Speed up your hiring process and get early picks to new Skills2Advance Grads.

This pilot project is intended to support workforce development in identified key growth sectors.
of graduates have successfully transitioned into full time employment
80%

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