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January 12, 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.

Strategic Collaboration to Drive Your Growth- Sandbox Centre, McMaster Innovation Park and Georgian College invite you to join us for a virtual strategic collaboration session made to drive the growth of businesses in our province. If your business is ready for new growth opportunities, or you are an active strategic partner ready to support innovative companies', this merging ecosystem workshop will explore and solve the needs and problems of participating businesses and it will create direct lines of support.  

Big Data Analytics – Virtual Event Series- Data and analytics have been gaining importance for some time, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to change quickly and discover some critical gaps in their approach. In this session, you will learn how several organizations have been adapting their data and analytics strategies to provide vital information for their organizations in our volatile world. 
  • Date: Thursday, January 14th from 3-4 pm.  
  • Register: 

Poverty Limiting Your Employees’ Productivity? virtual session- Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board wants to invite you to the session that will provide insights on the wide-ranging effects of poverty and how this information can support your hiring and retention strategies.

Georgian College- One of the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada.

Automation Resuscitates Legacy Press Line-Automative Supplier Matcor-Matsu invests in a transfer-system upgrade to breathe new life into an aging big- bed press. 

The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing has launched an online asset mapping platform. TrilliumGIS is an open-access asset- and capability-mapping platform that provides information about more than 6,000 manufacturing establishments across Ontario.

Georgian College is offering the Skills@Work program for Simcoe County Manufacturers. This program is free and assists employers with employee training and career advancement.

- Edited by Cecilia Doucette
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