Georgian launches certification program for manufacturing- and auto-related employment

The new RapidSkills micro-credential program will give workers in the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors the opportunity to acquire new skills in hydraulics and pneumatics, industrial automation, precision machining, and robotics.
 

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Georgian College, in partnership with the Province, introduces RapidSkills micro-credentials to prepare workers for longevity in the auto and advanced manufacturing sectors.
RapidSkills micro-credentials offer short-term, competency-based, industry-recognized certifications in hydraulics and pneumatics, industrial automation, precision machining, and robotics.
Participants can enrol in micro-credentials that are relevant to them and will receive digital badges upon completion. They will also have the opportunity to complete industrial certifications, employability skills training, and apply for in-demand positions with employer partners.
“After consultation with employer and community partners, the RapidSkills program was developed as an innovative and responsive solution to the local labour market challenges,” said Melissa Marshall, Manager of Continuing Education and Corporate Training at Georgian. “We’re excited to offer RapidSkills micro-credentials to equip workers with the in-demand skills to become competitive while providing the manufacturing sectors with technically-trained and agile workers.” 
To be eligible, you must have been recently laid off, be at high risk of being laid off, or be an under-utilized worker. You can self-identify to RapidSkills staff or be referred to the program by eligible employers or an Employment Ontario service provider. 
RapidSkills micro-credentials will begin in September and run until March 2021, through a blend of part-time, online and in-person lectures and labs at the Barrie Campus. For a limited time, RapidSkills micro-credential tuition and training costs are free for eligible participants and employers. To learn more visit GeorgianCollege.ca/RapidSkills

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