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August 1, 2021


August 1, 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.


Central Ontario Innovation Information Forum , August 19th -where local businesses will have the opportunity to engage with federal government procurement officials and agencies to learn more about Canadian innovation programs and services that are available to you.
Ask An Expert: New Ways of Working -Key Considerations for Employers – August 17th at 2:00pm-3:30pm


Lake Simcoe Regional Airport Economic Employment District Ready to Soar-The Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) Economic Employment District offers tremendous investment opportunities for innovative and growing companies in key clusters: aerospace, automotive and medical-tech.
Lakehead-Georgian celebrates first graduates
Lakehead-Georgian celebrated a significant milestone in June, as the first graduates of the partnership's electrical engineering and environmental sustainability programs received their degree-diplomas during Lakehead University’s virtual convocation ceremonies.
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Partnering for a stronger community
Partner with us to invest in Lakehead-Georgian students as well as the economic vitality, development, and growth of Barrie and Simcoe County. Awards and scholarships are vital to student success and help keep education accessible and affordable. A scholarship program will help support Lakehead-Georgian students’ successful futures and the prosperity of our entire region — because graduates who study here are more likely to get jobs in our community.
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Prestigious Business School Accreditation 
Lakehead University's Faculty of Business Administration receives five-year accreditation extension from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
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Fed Dev is now accepting applications for the new Jobs and Growth Fund in southern Ontario. The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth.
Province pumps millions into auto manufacturing sector for training, job placements-Individuals who wish to apply may do so through APMA’s  website . This new program is part of Ontario’s $115 million Skills Development Fund, designed to support fresh ideas for training and skills development that will help our economy recover and prosper.
- Edited by Susan Rockey & Nora Gavarre
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