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November 3, 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.

Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair: Is your business hiring and looking for a way to promote your job opportunities? Join us on November 9th from 10am-2pm. Click here to register! Space is limited. 

Exploring Exporting: Who Are the Canadian Trade Commissioners? This session on November 9th from 2:00pm-3:00pm will provide information about what services the Canadian Trade Commissioners provide to businesses exporting from Canada. Click here to register! 

Attracting and Retaining Newcomers' Talents: Learn about how employers can access the new Ontario Newcomer Trades Action Program (ONTAP) on November 18th at 2:30pm. Click here to register! 


Province Invests in Midland Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Boost Local Economy
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Area partners hosting second Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair 
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NGen’s latest tech report discusses Canada’s artificial intelligence landscape
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2022 Advanced Manufacturing Outlook Report
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Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) WILWorks: If hiring and attracting new talent is a challenge for your business, EMC's new pilot program WILWorks High School is here to help! Click here to learn more. 

The Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board Employer Survey: this survey seeks your expertise and insights as an employer to form an evidence-based view of the consequences on employment and training in Simcoe County over the near term as a result of COVID-19. Click here to access the survey. 

The Co-operative Education and Career Success Team at Georgian College works to match employers with students and graduates. Interested in learning more about co-op? Contact Olena Konstantinovska, Employer Engagement Consultant 
- Edited by Hannah Conroy
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