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The Connect2Skills warehousing – logistics training program is a SkillsAdvance Ontario project administered by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie and funded by Employment Ontario. The project trains local people with the technical, essential and employability skills needed in Brantford-Brant’s warehousing and logistics industry.

Warehousing-logistics is Brantford-Brant's 4th largest employer and is expected to grow by another 20% between now and 2021. The program was created in consultation with local employers who had input on the curriculum, to address the labour shortage and bridge the gap in finding skilled candidates for the right jobs.

For job seekers, Connect2SKILLS offers 6 weeks of FREE classroom training in Brantford and 2 weeks PAID job placement to prepare for the warehousing-logistics industry in the Grand Erie area. Potential career opportunities include shipper & receiver, material handler and dispatcher.

Participants receive financial and social support, free food during training, connections to local businesses, forklift training, opportunities for full employment, Certificate of Recognition from Conestoga College and a graduation ceremony.

Benefits to employers include skilled & workplace ready workers, lower cost of training, lost production time compensated, Connect2SKILLS team to help with retention and the ability to fill vacant positions at a faster pace.

Employers partnering with Connect2Skills include Mabe, Adidas, Hematite, The Marco Corporation, FedEx Supply Chain, Scotty’s Refrigeration, Patriot Forge, PartsWerx Distribution, JEM Strapping Systems, Evolve Recycling.​

To register as a participant or employer, contact Sophie or Kedar at:

519-756-1116 ext. 223

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