The Community Training & Development Centre



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Direct your deskless workers toward the information they need to do their job!

How? Using our QR code enabled action-management system called Chalenj!

This platform helps businesses meet 21st century challenges: high turnover, providing employees access to information when they need it, and building a competent workforce.

  • Provide ‘in the flow’ information so your employees can do their job. 
  • Incrementally introduce deep learning for competency development. 
  • Reinforce your business mission and way of doing business. 
  • Provide employees with a repository of information that includes policies, procedures and job aides.


This PAID employment program offers individuals aged 18-30 the opportunity to get paid workplace training while exploring various industries and gaining in-demand workplace certifications. Open to residents of Northumberland County, Ontario and Quinte West.

Registration open now!


We’ve recently received funding through Horizons for Seniors to provide learning opportunities and resources of value directly to older adults on their mobile devices. Our goal is to offer information that will help seniors live a longer healthspan. This short survey is intended to collect feedback on topics of greatest importance and interest to seniors, and will be used to assist us with determining our path forward in content development.

Your input would be greatly appreciated!


Partnering with CMHC and Solution Lab, the objective of this project was developing a model of purpose-driven, affordable housing in rural and small-medium sized urban areas.


This project introduces older adults to fresh and alternative food products. We created a tool-kit with various resources that help demonstrate the value of increasing nutrient-dense foods and identifying how these choices can improve physical, emotional, and cognitive health.


Latest News

employment programs

REGistration open!

We have run many successful employment and training programs over the past 25+ years! See the link below to learn more about them.

Currently open for registration is our Youth Initiative Program, a paid employment training program for residents of Northumberland County, Ontario and Quinte West (18-30 years of age).

Ideal for newcomers, young adults beginning to explore local career options, or individuals wanting to change career paths or expand their skill set.

Participants earn money developing hands-on skills while exploring various industries. They can also obtain in-demand workplace certifications.

Potential career opportunities in: production, trades, childcare, tree service, agri-food/food industry, health care sector and customer service.

Global Labour Market Disruptors Create Growth Jobs

Our team has created short educational videos which highlight eight key global disruptors:



Climate Change






How do these disruptors increase job opportunities for young people?

Click below to watch our videos and begin exploring potential career paths and vital skills of the future!


Curriculum is being developed for incumbents, pre-employees and new employees in Northumberland County that will also be delivered via a new software platform called Chalenj.

A free demo of Chalenj is available for employers, email us for details!

2020 also saw us transition to online learning with the successful implementation of our Learning Management System and free training programs.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates!

The workforce of tomorrow

Whether you are entering the workforce with little experience, in mid-career, or an older adult entering or re-entering with significant experience, you may be asking yourself, “Where am I needed within the workforce of today and tomorrow?” and “Will all future jobs involve technology?”. 

Although most jobs require experience with technology solutions, not everyone will want to work or study within technology and scientific sectors. There are many critically important jobs that will always be in need of workers. These jobs include parenting, education, health supports, food production, customer service, human services, supporting community development, economic development, mental health, supports for those who are aging, and many more. Click below to learn more about these career pathways.

For additional information on jobs of the present and future, watch the short videos we created about global labour market disruptors.


Who Are We?

2023 marks The Community Training and Development Centre’s 25+ years in business! Incorporated in October 1997 as a not for profit, we provide training and development through specialized programs and services that improve and benefit the communities these programs serve. Our purpose is to operate with integrity, providing innovative, creative, effective and sustainable solutions for both community and individual improvement.


Our Community Impact


Community members served over our 25 years in business


Meals cooked for seniors, the homeless and women’s shelters at our Food Centre


Students have completed training programs

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Employment success rate for students who completed our SAO training programs



“In a short amount of time my basic skills improved so much, from writing an email, to building a resume and developing a better understanding of the importance of emotional intelligence. The coaches are what make the whole experience, they are always kind and ready to help where they can. I am so grateful to have been a part of this wonderful course”


“This program is a fun, self challenging experience that will help you grow as a person and develop skills to move forward no matter what career path you want to pursue” 


“This program helped me to gain valuable certificates and training at no cost to me…it was a great experience and allowed me to gain experience outside of my comfort zone…I ended up connecting with two employers who offered me positions once the program was completed” 


“I went into this program to see if it was the right path for me. I’ve realized that working in the health care industry is something I love doing! I got a job even before the program was done!”


Personal Care Assistant Training

“Overall, this program was a phenomenal experience, I loved working with strangers that became friends, and getting real experience cooking, using equipment, and learning techniques!”


Culinary Assistant Training

“The training improved my chance of getting a full time position working with children in a school/after school setting, and a better pay scale based on my extra qualification.”


Children’s Support Assistant Training


600 William Street, Suite 700, Cobourg Ontario, Canada

Mailing Address:

The Community Training and Development Centre, P.O. Box 662, Cobourg Ont. K9A 4R5

General Inquiries

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