Manufacturing Operator Program Available Again

May 24, 2019
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Job seekers can jump start a career in manufacturing with a new course offering from St. Lawrence College.

Manufacturing Operator Training Cornwall


St. Lawrence College is presenting an eight week, Manufacturing Operator Program to help people prepare for employment in the manufacturing sector.

“The objective of the program is to provide people with real-world skills and experience that will lead to long-term employment,” says Kimberley Hickey, Operations Manager at Eastern Ontario Training Board. “There are a number of manufacturers and supply chain companies currently looking to fill new open positions.”

The program will have run three times over the next few months:

  • June 10 to August 2 2019
  • August 5 to September 27  2019
  • September 30 to November 22 2019

“Even though the placement is only 4 weeks we work with the participants to secure employment beyond the 4 week placement – ideally with the same employer they were initially placed with,” notes Ms. Hickey. “People who want to work but feel that they are lacking skills, education or experience are ideal candidates.”

This eight-week program will provide participants with the skills employers are looking for. They will graduate with well-rounded knowledge in manufacturing process and quality concepts, and the following certifications:

  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Working at Heights
  • Safe Food Handling
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Forklift and Safety Training

Upon completion of the in-class Manufacturing Operator Program, students will be placed on a 4 week paid job placement.

Funding may be available through Skills Advance Ontario. To see if you qualify, contact Job Zone d’emploi or GIAG.

About the Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) was established to play a leading role in labour force development. It undertakes a number of projects throughout the year, and publishes the TOP report on local labour force issues. More info can be found online:

About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence has College has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. The College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. The SLC college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research and the revitalization of its campuses.

You can find out more information on the St. Lawrence College website:


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