Leadership in Manufacturing micro-certificate

Build a solid foundation of management, with a focus in manufacturing

The City of Barrie and Georgian College present RapidSkills micro-certificates in support of the manufacturing sector. Learn about the Leadership in Manufacturing micro-certificate.


About the Leadership in Manufacturing micro-certificate

The RapidSkills program consists of a series of 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 five-module, 30-hour micro-certificate, participants build a solid foundation and broad business knowledge base of management, with a focus in manufacturing. Participants develop both operational management and leadership skills while learning to motivate, inspire and lead their teams to success. Understanding the team work environment and improving individual performance are emphasized.

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

30 hours in class (offered at the Barrie and Midland campuses)

In-person training dates:

Cohort 1 – Barrie Campus – Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Oct. 7, Oct, 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 9, 2022 and Jan. 6, 2023

Cohort 2 – Barrie Campus – Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Jan. 9, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, March 13 and March 27, 2023

Cohort 3 – Midland Campus – Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Feb. 3 to 17 and March 10 to 17, 2023

Leadership in Manufacturing micro-certificate modules

Leadership in Manufacturing module 1:
Start Your Engine

Managers and leaders have a significant impact on organizational success. In this module, students discuss the importance of a manager’s leadership styles, attitudes, behaviours, and skills, and explore the role of a manager/leader in relation to individuals, groups, and the organization as a whole.

Leadership in Manufacturing module 2:

Managers require effective communication skills in one-on-one interactions and meetings in order to develop good working relationships and maintain a spirit of rapport and teamwork. In this module, students learn how to improve relationships at work through the use of voice dynamics and body language, and by learning to listen, question, and give feedback effectively.

Leadership in Manufacturing module 3:
Quality Team Development

In this module, students learn how to create and maintain a successful team. They explore the stages of team development, effective team behaviours, and the role of the leader in order to set team goals and develop strategies for managing conflict within a team.

Leadership in Manufacturing module 4:
Performance Coaching

Coaching helps companies gain and retain top talent, increase job satisfaction and improve productivity resulting in increased profits. In this module, students examine the coaching model, and learn to apply its principles to maximize employee performance and foster employee commitment, satisfaction and dedication.

Leadership in Manufacturing module 5:
Change Management

Managing change is a critical skill for any leader. In this module, students learn theories, models, strategies and processes to help leaders provide individuals and organizations with the awareness, motivation, knowledge and ability to change.

How the RapidSkills program works

Registration for the RapidSkills program is open to employers who would like to retrain or upskill their workers.

Intake avenues

Corporate training

  • If you’re an employer in the auto or advanced manufacturing sector, we can help.


Featured faculty

Peter Ferreira

Faculty for the Leadership in Manufacturing micro-certificate

A passionate people leader with 18 years experience, driving sales, marketing, and operations teams to success through coaching. Peter is highly engaging by using motivational, inspirational and supportive techniques. He is known for leading by example in various industries, including Software as a Servive (SaaS), technology, ecommerce, educational technology (EdTech), retail, wholesale and financial. Peter is a true professional who loves to share best practices, and spark discussion and collaboration to foster learning through the art of corporate training.

Corporate training

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.

Contact us

Our team is always available for questions related to corporate training including group rates, custom programming and how to best utilize Georgian resources.

Contact information


One Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON  L4M 3X9

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Schedule a consultation

Interested in developing your workforce but not sure where to begin? We’re here to help.

Call 705.722.5149 or have one of our experts contact you to schedule a FREE, no obligation consultation!

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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.