The Community Training & Development Centre

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP


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COMMUNITY INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT

Featured Projects

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.

YOUTH INITIATIVE:

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!

START NOW:

Employment and self-directed learning opportunity for Northumberland County residents. In collaboration with The County of Northumberland and community partners, our START program matches participants with employers in tourism, hospitality or manufacturing. START also includes one-on-one job coaching and online self-paced learning at no-cost.

Registration open now!

Are you an employer? Click here for details on how to participate.

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.

SENIORS NUTRITION:

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.

COMMUNITY TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

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Free Training PROGRAMS

REGistration open!

Our two no-cost employment training programs are ideal for: young adults beginning to explore career options, older workers changing career paths, newcomers, as well as individuals wanting to upgrade their skill set and improve their resume.

Programs focus on employment and skills training for Ontario’s growth industries: food, tourism/hospitality and manufacturing.

Details and FAQs at links below.

Youth Initiative Program

START Now!

Global Labour Market Disruptors Create Growth Jobs

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

Education

Globalization

Climate Change

Food

Technology

Demographics

Culture

Health

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!

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.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates!

Manufacturing & tourism/hospitality skills development project

*Employer Information Section*

The Community Training and Development Centre in collaboration with The County of Northumberland and community partners is excited to be offering a recruitment and onboarding project to local employers in the manufacturing and tourism/hospitality sectors.


This project will assist Northumberland County employers with:

  • Recruiting candidates
  • Preparing candidates for employment through basic training
  • Assess for strengths, and match candidates to your organization
  • Assist with onboarding using a virtual coach and the Chalenj app, a QR code enabled learning, information and procedures platform.
  • Support new and existing employees using the Chalenj platform that may lead to improved performance, reduced turnover and better-informed employees


The employer is responsible for paying the salary once hired. Click below for more details and contact us if you would like to partner with us as an employer.

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.

TRANSPARENCY

Who Are We?

The Community Training and Development Centre was incorporated in October 1997 as a not for profit. Our purpose has always been directed at providing our communities with resilient solutions that add value to the lives of residents.

Our highest purpose is to operate with integrity in order to provide innovative, creative, sustainable solutions that a community or individual can use in a sustainable manner, and that will contribute to improvement in our communities.

We provide training and development through specialized programs and services, which positively influences individual and community growth. Our aim is to build creative and innovative solutions that will improve and benefit the communities these programs serve.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our Community Impact

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FEEDBACK

Testimonials

“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”

Nat

“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” 

David

“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” 

Valerie

“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!”

Brenden

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!”

Rachel

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.”

Kevin

Children’s Support Assistant Training

Office Location

900 Division Street, Unit 210, Cobourg Ontario, Canada

Mailing Address:

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



Cobourg Office

+1 905-372-9967