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October 4, 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 Vaccine Certificates & Best Practices for Businesses on October 6th 12:00pm-1:30pm. Click here to register! 

Xcelerate Summit: Central Ontario’s Premier Business Event on Oct 19-22nd   - Sparking Business Minds to Grow and Connect. This conference brings together the area's most prominent business leaders, stellar keynotes, workshops and networking. Click here to register! 

NGen - Accelerating Workforce Development through Digital Work Instructions: Join Spero Zervos, Customer Success Manager at VKS as he analyzes industrial knowledge loss, and best practices to upskill the workforce in a quick & easy manner. Click here to register! 

Lakehead-Georgian Electrical Engineering program receives accreditation from CEAB
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Ontario Made has launched its first ever awards program to recognize your contributions to increasing the sale and awareness of locally produced goods. Submit a nomination today!
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Lake Simcoe Regional Airport continues to “widen” its horizon

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Ontario Providing Additional Investment into Skills Development Fund
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PPE Production in Ontario: The Trillium network has launched a survey in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to better understand our local supply capabilities for PPE manufacturing moving forward. The results will help future efforts to retain and expand Ontario's PPE manufacturing capacity. Click here to take the survey! 

Ontario Trade Calendar: Information about upcoming trade missions and exhibitions, incoming buyers missions and exporter education workshops for Ontario manufacturers looking to export outside Canada. Click here to learn more! 

Showcase your Company to Students: Want to showcase your company and opportunities to local schools, jobseekers and families across our region? Manufacturers can create a free Edge Factor profile to showcase your company to over 700 students in 25 high schools in the Simcoe, Barrie and Orillia area. Click here to sign up! 

- Edited by Hannah Conroy
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