New Career and Employment Community Services in downtown Barrie
March 17, 2011

Ribbon Cutting of new Employment Services centerMembers of the community celebrated the grand opening of a new downtown neighbour today – Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services.

The centre, located at 48 Collier St., Barrie, is a “one-stop shop” for employment services. It helps bridge the gap between employers looking for workers and job seekers looking for long-term employment. The centre is a co-partnership between Georgian College and College Boreal and is funded by both the provincial and federal governments.

In his address to guests at the grand opening celebration, Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO of Georgian College, said the centre is a dynamic facility that will play a vital role in the community.

“We’re proud of the way we’re connecting with the community through the centre,” said Tamblyn, “where individuals who need new skills or knowledge, or who want to be connected to academic or vocational opportunities, are welcomed.”

The centre provides a variety of services to the community, including access to a full calendar of job search and career decision-making workshops, referrals to programs in the community, the one-to-one guidance of employment consultants and resources such as job search tools, computers, fax machines, phones and office equipment to complete an effective job search.

For more information on Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services, please call 705-722-1505 or e-mail iwantajob@georgiancollege.ca.