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July 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.

Training and Paid Job Placements in the Automotive Manufacturing Sector
The Ontario government is investing $7 million to deliver training and paid job placements for up to 800 people from underrepresented groups. The project is being led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA).
Apply here

Be Your Own B.O.S.S. Virtual Entrepreneurship Camp (13 yrs - 16+) - Don't let your teen spend their summer bored! Join After the Bell for a hands-on, interactive camp experience created for future entrepreneurs. Sponsored by the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. Deadline to register is July 2nd.

Virtual Advanced Manufacturing Export Business Mission to Automation Expo 2021, September 21-25 - The Government of Ontario-led business mission will provide an opportunity to showcase products and technology solutions to Indian organizations.
Apply here:

Participate in the Business Data Survey to receive a free directory listing and help the City of Barrie with the data needed to support good policy and planning decisions.  

Volatus Aerospace Accelerates Investment - One of the County's newest employers is already taking flight, announcing new manufacturing contracts that reinforce its planned growth and job creation in Oro Medonte and across Simcoe County.


Partner with Georgian College through the Major Research Project (MRP), a culmination of their Big Data Analytics Program, to solve problems that may otherwise be financially out of reach or too time-consuming for in-house teams to handle. Students work with the Industry Partners to define Requirements, Design, Develop, Test, and Release solutions to a Beta test environment.
Contact for more information.

COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative - The Barrie Chamber, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and the Ontario and Canadian governments, is providing COVID-19 Rapid Screening tests to Simcoe County businesses with 150 or fewer employees.

Connecting Buyers and Sellers: BizLink - Connects business buyers & sellers in Simcoe County to help entrepreneurs confidently move forward in the transition process.
- Edited by Susan Rockey & Nora Gavarre
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