New Machine Operator Training Program

September 16, 2021
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Training Board will be offering a Manufacturing Fundamentals Course this fall. The course is now open for intake, and is part of an ongoing series of training programs that are offered in partnership with St. Lawrence College, Job Zone d’emploi and GIAG.

Cornwall Training Program - Fall 2021

The course will run from October 18 to November 19, 2021. Details appear below:

Delivery method: In-person
Length of Training: 5 weeks
Cost: Free for eligible candidates


  • Technical Skills: Training will focus on machine tool safety, heat treat and metal testing, use of milling machines, lathe and welding along with reading and interpreting drawings of machine
    components. (delivered by St. Lawrence College)
  • Certifications: Forklift, Fall Protection, CPR & First Aid, WHMIS and Health & Safety
  • Pre-employment and soft skills: Teamwork, communication skills, self-awareness, workplace success, harassment in the workplace, resume writing, job search techniques, interview preparation

Employment: EOTB will assist participants in securing employment in the manufacturing sector. Ongoing coaching is provided to assist with transition to employment. Mentoring
incentives are available to employers who hire our participants.

Financial assistance: EOTB will purchase training on behalf of eligible candidates. All participants will receive work boots. Financial assistance may be available for items such as
transportation, daycare, work attire.

Basic eligibility criteria:

  • Unemployed or under-employed
  • Not in full-time education or training
  • Resident of Ontario, legally entitled to work in Canada
  • 18 years of age or older

How to apply: Interested candidates should call Job Zone d’emploi at 613-933-9675 or GIAG at 613-525-1533

About the Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) plays a leading role in labour force development in the Cornwall region. 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:

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