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September 7, 2021
Welcome to Shifting Gears, a timely news source for manufacturers and industry professionals brought to you by your Regional Manufacturing Partners Alliance.

We welcome feedback and referrals of important news and events relevant to our local manufacturing community.

Ask an Expert Session Tomorrow: Managing Culture through Leading a Healthy Workplace with Dr. Lisa Bélanger, a behavioral change expert on Sept. 8th from 10:30am-Noon. Click here to register!

Trade Accelerator Program Info Session (TAP): Participate in an innovative initiative designed to better prepare you for expansion into international markets. Join the virtual info-session on Sept 10th at 9:30am-10:00am to learn more about the program that launches Oct 26th. Click here to register! 

Lakehead University’s Lifelong Learning Presents an Online Series: From Sept 15th to October 13th, “System Failure? The Changing Economy” will investigate how demography and economics, digital innovation and the climate crisis are laying the ground for a future unlike the past. Click here to register! 

Province Investing in Local Businesses to Boost Growth in Barrie Area
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Ocean tech on the upswing - Sensor Technology finds skills locally, expands in N.S.  Read more

How a culture of Innovation can help your company thrive with the president of Molded Precision Components (MPC), David Yeaman – ‘Making it in Ontario’ Podcast. Listen here

Ettractive to Electrify Automotive Innovation at Oro Station 
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Nominations are open for the 2021 Virtual Newcomer Recognition Awards! Categories include community champion, immigrant entrepreneur, immigrant mentor, welcoming work environment, and more! The deadline to recognize deserving community champions is September 24, 2021. Learn more. 

With the support of 2 new MITACS programs, you can partner with Georgian College or Lakehead University, to attract students and faculty with the expertise to support your SME innovation projects and activities. Learn more.

If you are interested in student interns, please contact Lakehead University: or Georgian College

TrilliumGIS - Manufacturing Asset Map: Whether you are looking to learn more about Ontario’s diverse manufacturing landscape, find local suppliers or connect with new customers, use TrilliumGIS to locate manufactures across Simcoe County and Ontario. Learn more
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