About the Fundamental Shop Skills micro-certificate
The RapidSkills program consists of a series micro-certificates, which are short-term, competency-based, industry-recognized certificates based on sectoral-focused feedback from regional stakeholders and employers, designed to upskill workers in a part-time format.
In this 30-hour micro-certificate, develop the skills to interpret engineering drawings. Examine manufacturing process required to build components. Identify tolerances, materials and basic geometric dimensioning. Interpret hidden lines, section lines, thread types and ground surface symbols.
Digital badges will be awarded for the completion of each micro-certificate module and for the completion of the entire RapidSkills program.
Dates and delivery
In-person training dates:
- Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barrie Campus (Feb. 27 to March 3, 2023)
- To be determined
How the RapidSkills program works
Registration for the RapidSkills program is open to employers who would like to retrain or upskill their workers.
- If you’re an employer in the auto or advanced manufacturing sector, we can help.
- You can self-identify to participate in the program by contacting RapidSkills staff.
If you’re an employer in the auto or advanced manufacturing sector and want to participate in corporate training, we can help.
You may refer eligible employees for participation, per the criteria above. Employees can take part in the training while continuing to work.
Register to participate in the program
For job seekers looking for a new opportunity, the RapidSkills program offers tailored skills training and employer connections so that you can quickly move into a job in the local manufacturing sector.
Potential participants will be referred to RapidSkills staff, go through an intake process to ensure eligibility requirements have been met, receive testing to gauge knowledge levels in the training areas, and partake in a program orientation.
If a participant believes they have acquired competencies gained in a micro-certificate module through education and/or work, they may request skill testing to challenge for completion of that module (and receipt of the applicable digital badge). Once a participant has completed each module and/or received all digital badges associated with the micro-certificate, they will be granted the full micro-certificate.
Upon completion of a micro-certificate, a participant may be eligible for credit transfers into select Georgian programs.
Our team is always available for questions related to corporate training including group rates, custom programming and how to best utilize Georgian resources.
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The RapidSkills micro-credentials program is presented by the City of Barrie and Georgian College, in partnership with the County of Simcoe and the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.