The Community Training & Development Centre
STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP
COMMUNITY INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT
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.
SCAVENGER HUNT FOR OLDER ADULTS!
Funded by the Government of Ontario, in collaboration with local partners, we’re excited to introduce an interactive scavenger hunt designed exclusively for older adults in Port Hope and Cobourg! Our goal is to encourage social inclusion, promote meaningful connections, and contribute to more vibrant communities! The Scavenger Hunt takes places from Sept 2023 to March 2024. Surprises await you at each local business you locate! Get outside, learn about your community and join the fun! Email The CTDC to register!
NEWSLETTER – THE FOURTH STAGE OF LIFE
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, our objective is to provide information that will help older adults live a longer health span by providing learning opportunities and resources of value directly on their mobile devices. Newsletters are released bi-weekly on our social media or visit the link below for PDF versions.
AGING, A NEW REALITY
Aging, A New Reality is our interview series in partnership with Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio, a not-for-profit community-based volunteer radio station in Northumberland County, Ontario. Our CEO Madelaine Currelly brings her knowledge and connections, together with experts, to shed light on issues important to older adults.
Our objective with this project was to introduce older adults to nutrient-dense food and information on how to stay healthy while aging in place. Various types of resources were developed which demonstrate the value of healthy food and how smarter choices could improve their physical, emotional, and cognitive health. Resources can be downloaded for free.
HOUSING FOR SENIORS:
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.
COMMUNITY TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
OUR 25+ YEAR STORY
Throughout 2023 we will be sharing highlights of our work as a not-for-profit which began 25 years ago in 1997 when we began collaborating with local communities and other organizations to address a variety of needs in training and development.
From the beginning, our purpose has been to operate with integrity, providing innovative, creative, effective and sustainable solutions for both community and individual improvement.
We’ve summarized our work in a series of short videos called “Steps of Success – Our 25+ year story” shared on our Facebook and Instagram accounts every few weeks. We invite you to follow us and begin with watching our short highlight reel linked below.
Labour Market Disruptors Create Growth Jobs
Our team has created short educational videos which highlight eight key global disruptors:
How do these disruptors increase job opportunities for young people? Click below to watch the videos and begin exploring potential career paths and vital skills of the future!
TECH MEETS EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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
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