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International Workforce Development

In this era of technological advancement and global communication, professionals realize the necessity to upskill or reskill for continued competitiveness in a rapidly changing world.

Our micro-certificate and non-credit workforce development programs empower individuals to thrive in their careers while also making a meaningful impact on communities and economies.

Welcome to Georgian College Workforce Development: Empowering Change with Global Business Development (GBD)

Who We Are

The Global Business Development initiatives of Georgian College’s Workforce Development team are dedicated to driving transformative changes in the global education sector. Comprising passionate staff, esteemed faculty, and ambitious learners, we are committed to fostering equitable opportunities and shaping the future through impactful initiatives.

Our Mission

We pride ourselves on spearheading capacity-building and development projects that transcend traditional boundaries. From technology and education to health, business, and emerging sectors, our focus is on nurturing essential 21st-century skills and facilitating global learning experiences.

Our Approach

We believe in the power of education and lifelong learning to effect lasting change. Our programs go beyond mere training opportunities; they empower individuals and organizations to thrive in today’s dynamic landscape. We cultivate professionalism, foster global thinking, and inspire positive transformation within communities worldwide.

Our Strategy

  1. Catalyzing Research and Innovation: Through collaborative partnerships and cross-border networks, we promote knowledge exchange and facilitate the dissemination of best practices and technological innovations.
  2. Enhancing Global Communities: We advocate for inclusivity, diversity, and social justice while prioritizing initiatives that empower individuals and communities for effective global collaboration and sustainability.
  3. Fostering Entrepreneurship and Learning: Our initiatives drive entrepreneurship and innovation, tailor educational programs to meet global workforce needs, and anticipate future demands through strategic foresight and market analysis.

Our Plan

  1. Strategic Market Engagement: We target diverse markets with tailored initiatives aligned with our overarching goals, ensuring value co-creation and sustainable growth.
  2. Global Alliances and Diversification: By forging formal agreements and ventures with international partners, we foster diversity and inclusion while contributing to cutting-edge projects and fostering continuous learning.
  3. Innovative Research and Program Development: Our suite of research initiatives and programs addresses market demands, integrates real-world projects, and offers experiential learning opportunities.
  4. Changemaking and Ecosystem Prosperity: Through mentorship, knowledge exchange, and advocacy, we cultivate leadership skills, facilitate collaboration, and promote inclusivity and social justice on a global scale.
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Benefits of International Workforce Development

Skill development

Our programs are meticulously crafted to immerse you with industry-relevant skills and competencies training that can be applied immediately.

Hands-on experience

You’ll be exposed to practical projects, real-world case studies, and interactive workshops guided by seasoned industry professionals.

Valuable connections

Grow your network with peers, mentors, and experts cultivating enduring relationships while expanding your professional network.


You’ll be issued distinctive personalized certificates upon successful program completion.

Why Georgian College?

Leveraging over 50 years of educational excellence, Georgian College boasts extensive and immediate access to a diverse array of training, consulting, and educational resources. Our faculty, many of whom hold dual roles as industry professionals and educators with master’s degrees in specialized fields, bring current industry expertise to the classroom. Through ongoing professional development, they stay at the forefront of curriculum development, adult learning, and specialized subject matter training.

This commitment is reflected in our comprehensive academic programs tailored for sector groups, individual corporations, and specialized skills. Applying meticulous principles, we integrate quality curriculum and program development practices into all projects, supported by a network of subject matter experts, curriculum specialists, and Georgian’s Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

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Micro-certificates and non-credit programs

Business for International Automotive Professionals (BIAP)

Advance your career within the automotive industry. This comprehensive program is tailored to equip you with the essential knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel in the competitive landscape of the automotive sector.

The BIAP program encompasses four modules, offering a total of 110 asynchronous learning hours. Immerse yourself in a world of possibilities as you engage in 30 hours of instruction in Spanish and 80 hours in English, all with the purpose of enriching your understanding of the automotive industry.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) and Canadian Culture

Embark on a transformative journey of language, culture, and community integration. Our comprehensive two-week non-credit program is carefully curated to blend classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, and immersion into Canadian culture. This dynamic approach empowers participants with essential language skills and profound cross-cultural insights. Through targeted modules on effective English communication, team building, and in-depth exploration of social and community programming, this program offers a robust platform for both personal and professional advancement.

Beyond linguistic proficiency, this program is designed to instill a genuine appreciation for Canadian culture and equip participants with the ability to navigate social and community dynamics in both their home country and Canada. Join us in this enriching experience that transcends language education and embraces the essence of cultural integration.

Program dates:

July 13 to 27, 2024

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Intercultural Communication for Hospitality and Tourism

In our wonderfully diverse world, mastering the art of cultural awareness and intercultural communication is pivotal for delivering exceptional customer service and fostering successful human resource development within the hospitality and tourism sector. Georgian College is pleased to introduce the ‘Intercultural Skills and Communication for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry’ micro-certificate program.

Tailored to equip hospitality professionals with the necessary skills to excel in culturally diverse environments, this micro-certificate offers a comprehensive curriculum that enhances your intercultural competencies. By comprehending cultural nuances and refining intercultural communication, you’ll elevate customer satisfaction, teamwork, and leadership efficacy.

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Flourishing Business Model Design: Enterprises and Communities

Supporting the evolution of new business models is integral in staying competitive and relevant in today’s dynamic landscape. Our program is meticulously crafted to empower individuals within organizations, postsecondary institutions, or community innovation ecosystems who hold crucial roles in shaping and designing innovative systems, revolutionary business models, and dynamic entrepreneurial approaches.

This opportunity is not limited by sectors; whether you belong to the for-profit, non-profit, or public sphere, and whether your role involves leadership, strategy, or innovation, you’re invited to participate.

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Customized programming

We specialize in crafting tailor-made programs designed to meet the unique needs of our valued partners. Our expertise lies in upskilling and reskilling staff, elevating their professional competencies to meet the demands of the 21st century. With a steadfast commitment to employing the latest technology and best practices, we’re dedicated to preparing your workforce for a future of success. To explore customized program options tailored to your specific needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ready to get started?

Your journey toward a thriving global career begins right here

We look forward to accompanying you on this transformative educational experience, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to excel in a dynamic, interconnected world.

Take the first step towards your future success today! To inquire or enroll, please contact us at internationalworkforce@georgiancollege.ca.

Want to learn more?

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Whether you’re an applicant interested in studying at Georgian, an international student in need of guidance, or an individual looking to explore opportunities abroad, don’t hesitate to reach out to our International Education and Development office. We’re here to support you throughout your academic journey!

Contact information

Segal International Centre
C279, Barrie Campus

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