Elevate PLUS Manufacturing

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Do you want free training and hands-on experience for a career in the Bay of Quinte region’s manufacturing sector?
We provide a FREE 4-week training program to train adults for jobs in the manufacturing and food processing industry!

A new fall session for Elevate Plus begins September 16th, 2024! Don’t miss your chance – reach out to the team to sign up! https://elevateplus.ca/

The ELEVATE PLUS MANUFACTURING Training Program is a new Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Pilot project providing a sector-based focus on Manufacturing that better align skills training and pre-employment preparation with employers’ needs by supporting partnerships that bring together sector-based employers with relevant employment and training providers.  This program integrates comprehensive job-specific skills and literacy and essential skills with the direct participation of manufacturing and food processing employers in both delivery and program design.

ELEVATE PLUS MANUFACTURING aims to both support longer term unemployed and vulnerable Ontarians to access sustainable employment and succeed in the labour market and to support workforce development in the manufacturing and food processing sectors.  The program is a joint collaboration between Quinte Economic Development Commission, Loyalist College, Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, companies in the manufacturing and food processing industry, and many community partners.

This model incorporates a number of important elements to address the challenges of those seeking employment by providing them with: 

  • Vocational training integrated with literacy, language and essential skills
  • Workplace training co-designed with the manufacturing and  food-processing industry
  • Program Graduates receive a certificate from Loyalist College
  • No tuition fees for participants

Eligibility Requirements

Designed to support individuals to obtain higher skill levels and sustain longer-term employment in the manufacturing and food processing industry. Referred participants should have the following characteristics:

  • Unemployed (18 and over) or working 20 hrs. per week or less
  • Strong desire to gain full-time employment with the opportunity to start or re-start a career.
  • Able to attend classes and on-site work placement for 6 weeks.


Loyalist College Training and Knowledge Centre

Duration: 4 Weeks/20 days (9 am – 3 pm), Workplace portion: 10 days (8-hour shifts)

Location: On-site in both Trenton and Belleville. Assistance with transportation can be provided.

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.




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