Start a new career in a high-demand trade!

Employers are looking for you!

After 4-Weeks of FREE skills training, we will find you an entry level industry job to try for 5 weeks. It may lead you to long-term employment!

Find out more about the training, attend an information session, get help on deciding which program is right for you, or register for FREE today!

In-Demand Industry Training


In this program, you will learn:

  • how to use farming equipment using state-of-the-art heavy equipment simulators
  • how to safely operate equipment
  • how to maintain heavy equipment
  • how to stay safe in an agriculture work environment

You will also earn the following certificates:

  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid and CPR-C
  • Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Confined Space Entry

Potential Jobs

  • General Farm Worker
  • Harvesting Labourer
  • Apprenticeship

Starts February 13

Construction and Manufacturing

In this program, you will learn:

  • a variety of skills that you can apply to jobs in both the construction and manufacturing industries
  • how to operate equipment and power tools
  • how to stay safe in construction and manufacturing work sites
  • measurement basics
  • essential workplace skills such as how to work well in teams, understanding conflict, customer service, and more

You will also earn the following certificates:

  • WHMIS Certificate
  • Working at Heights Certificate

Potential Jobs

  • Construction worker
  • Production line worker
  • Equipment operator
  • Apprenticeship

Starts February 13

Food Service

In this program, you will learn:

  • restaurant training
  • food preparation and cooking basics
  • proper food cutting techniques
  • safe use of commercial kitchen tools and equipment
  • food allergens
  • food safety training

You will also earn the following certificates:

  • Food Handler
  • Allergen Training
  • Smart Serve
  • First Aid and CPR-C

Potential Jobs

  • Restaurant food server
  • Food counter attendant
  • Kitchen or food prep assistant
  • Apprenticeship

Starts February 13

Learn about employers who hires our program participants.




Consider where an entry-level job can take you!

Career Ladders, provided by the Workforce Development Board, show you how an entry-level job can advance in some of the highest demand industries in the region.  To move ahead, you have to start somewhere — start here with us today!

Click here to contact us OR reach out to one of our employment service providers who can help you.

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Phone: 705-740-9014
Drop-in (Peterborough): 
Brookdale Plaza, 863 Chemong Road, Unit 20-A
Drop-in (Lakefield): 14 Queen Street

Employment Planning & Counselling

Phone: 705-748-9110
Drop-in: 418 Sheridan Street, Peterborough

VCCS Employment Services

Phone: 1-855–825–0180
Whitney Town Centre, 370 Kent Street West, Lindsay

YMCA of Peterborough Employment Services

Phone: 705-748-4070
Drop-in: 123 Aylmer Street South, Peterborough

The Pathways to Prosperity program is delivered by Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development and City of Kawartha Lakes in partnership with Workforce Development Board, Fleming College, and Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services and funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.