Training Programs

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Below you'll find a list of our no-cost skills training programs currently open for registration. We also provide a glimpse into our successful past programs, along with personal experiences shared by some of our participants in the Testimonials section.

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Registration Open:


Cross-Functional Training

FREE • 4 WEEK ONLINE TRAINING • 2 WEEK JOB PLACEMENT

Open for registration now, our new Cross Functional Training Program focuses on three sectors which have core competencies in skills and interests of the workers: Health Support, Children's Support, and Social Support Services. We use the term support services because the role of the workers in these sectors is to provide ongoing support to others.

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every door opens new opportunity! Learn with us. Free training program in residential construction finishing trades.

Residential Construction Finishing Trades

FREE HANDS-ON + ONLINE LEARNING + INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS + 2 WEEK JOB PLACEMENT

Ready to make an impact​ and​ ​launch a new career? You're in the right place! Explore your career possibilities in the Residential Construction Finishing Trades!

Habitat for Humanity Northumberland and The Community Training and Development Centre (CTDC) have teamed up to offer a FREE 10-week skill development and employment opportunity to Northumberland county job seekers.

Registration is open now! Limited spaces available. Click below to download program details or email us for more information.


PARTICIPANT'S FEEDBACK

Testimonials

“In the time I spent in the program I made huge improvements with skills I had but didn’t know how to use properly, even in a short amount of time my basic skills improved so much - from writing an email, building a resume, to developing a better understanding of the importance of emotional intelligence. The coach’s 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

Youth Initiative Program

“This program helped me to gain valuable certificates and training at no cost to me, giving me requirements and experience to expand my work options. The program was a great experience and allowed me to gain experience outside of my comfort zone. Through this program I ended up connecting with two employers who offered me positions once the program was completed” 

Valerie

Youth Initiative Program

"The Youth Initiative Program has helped me build critical skills that employers are looking for right now. I learned both. hard and soft skills that helped me become an asset to local businesses and helped me build the confidence I needed to succeed. The placements provided were meaningful, engaging, and ultimately lead to a potential career!"

Elliott

Youth Initiative Program

"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


Previous Programs (closed):


S.T.A.R.T *No longer offered*

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT + SELF-PACED ONLINE LEARNING + VIRTUAL JOB COACHING

START (Sector Transitions and Readiness for Employment and Self-Directed Learning) was an employment opportunity for residents of Northumberland County, Ontario (15+ years of age). In collaboration with the County of Northumberland and community partners, we matched participants with our local partner employers in manufacturing or tourism/hospitality. Job seekers also had access to our online learning curriculum, and received a personal strengths assessment and one-on-one support from our professional job coaches.

Skills Advanced Ontario (SAO) was a provincially funded project that provided free online training focusing on key growth career sectors. The programs we offered through this program were: Personal Care Assistant, Culinary Assistant, and Children's Support Assistant. *We no longer offer these programs*

Personal Care Assistant *No longer offered*

4-6 WEEKS • ONLINE

A vital program for our ageing communities, our Personal Care Assistant (PCA) program trained participants to safely assist non-medically fragile individuals, and their families, with daily tasks at home or in long-term care facilities. It was a 4-week online training taught by experts in senior care with the potential to qualify for a 2-week paid work placement in the local community to gain hands-on experience. It was available to Ontario residents in the areas of Northumberland County, Peterborough, Lindsay, Durham, Belleville and Kingston. Graduates of this program discovered that working as a PCA is not only a meaningful career path, but one which comes with increasing job security and numerous career paths.

Culinary Assistant *No longer offered*

4-6 WEEKS • ONLINE + IN-KITCHEN

This program was open to residents in the Peterborough Ontario area. It was a unique training program focused on providing the knowledge needed for participants to best share their passion for food, make use of newly developed skills, and positively impact their community through employment in the culinary industry. It was a 4-week program composed of online classes with professional instructors via our eLearning platform in addition to hands-on skills training with a chef at our commercial kitchen in Peterborough. The possibility to gain valuable work experience and build confidence with a 2-week paid placement was also an option available to some students (based on location).

woman at table with young children in daycare

Child Support Assistant *No longer offered*

4-6 WEEKS • ONLINE • FREE

This free training was open to Ontario residents in the areas of Northumberland County, Peterborough, Lindsay, Durham, Belleville and Kingston. It was a 4-week online training taught by experts via The CTDC's eLearning platform. Additionally there was the potential to qualify for a 2-week paid work placement in the local community to gain hands-on experience.

Youth Initiative Program *No longer offered*

24 WEEKS • PAID TRAINING + EMPLOYMENT • FREE CERTIFICATIONS

This 24-week paid, full-time, employment and training program gave local youth the opportunity to explore local careers while getting paid while gaining workplace certifications. It was open to residents of Northumberland and Quinte West (18-30 years of age) and gave participants the opportunity to explore local careers in food, agriculture, housing, health and more. Participants received paid training and paid work experiences in a variety of growth industries.

Telephone

905-372-9967

Office Hours

8:30am - 4:30pm

General Inquiries

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