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

Agriculture

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:

  • WHMIS
  • 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
  • WHMIS

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.

FEATURED EMPLOYER – AGRICULTURE / MFG

FEATURED EMPLOYER – MANUFACTURING

FEATURED EMPLOYER – FOOD SERVICE

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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Agilec

Phone: 705-740-9014
E-mail:
 peterborough@agilec.ca
Drop-in (Peterborough): 
Brookdale Plaza, 863 Chemong Road, Unit 20-A
Drop-in (Lakefield): 14 Queen Street
Website: 
www.agilec.ca

Employment Planning & Counselling

Phone: 705-748-9110
E-mail: info@epcjobs.ca
Drop-in: 418 Sheridan Street, Peterborough
Web: www.epcjobs.ca

VCCS Employment Services

Phone: 1-855–825–0180
E-mail:
 info@vccs.work
Drop-in: 
Whitney Town Centre, 370 Kent Street West, Lindsay
Website:  www.vccs.work

YMCA of Peterborough Employment Services

Phone: 705-748-4070
E-mail: findwork@ceo.ymca.ca
Drop-in: 123 Aylmer Street South, Peterborough
Web:  www.ymcaofcea.ca

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.