BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT + TRAINING SUPPORT

Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC)

The Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre offers small business owners and entrepreneurs the following resources and services to establish a successful momentum for your business:

  • Free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • Free assistance in registering your business name – obtaining your BIN, HST, payroll and WSIB numbers
  • Free Business plan reviews
  • Free access to entrepreneur-specific information including: booklets, pamphlets, brochures, articles, and web sites.
  • Free computer and Internet access (for business purposes)
  • Reference library: directories, trade indexes and business publications
  • Workshops and seminars: free or low-cost
  • Networking and professional development opportunities
  • Guidance on licenses, permits, registration, regulations and other requirements.
  • Access to Huron’s Community Futures organization (HBDC)
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Seaforth Office:
519-527-0305 x 235
alobb@huroncounty.ca

The Centre For Employment and Learning

The Centres for Employment and Learning offer FREE programs and services available to assist local employers in recruiting, training, and retaining employees.

Hiring Employees: Get help finding and hiring skilled employees and participate in a number of financial hiring incentives available to employers.

Hiring Youth:  If you’re looking for help hiring a young person who’s the right fit for your business, we offer supportive programs and financial hiring incentives to recruit and train young adults between the ages of 15-30.

Training and Apprenticeships: Learn about how you can benefit from training and apprenticeship programs and hiring incentives, such as the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit and Apprentice Employer Bonus. See details about these grants under “Funding for Business” [INSERT LINK: “Funding for Business” page].

Workplace Literacy: Now more than ever, workers need strong reading, writing, problem-solving, computer and other essential skills to succeed on the job. Employers can help workers build these skills by participating in skills upgrading programs both in a classroom setting or online.

English as a Second Language: Our non-credit ESL program aims to support non-native English speakers to enable them to have the language skills necessary to achieve diverse vocational, social, and academic goals.

Adult Education: Support employees to achieve an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Courses are offered on a self-study basis, both through correspondence course materials or online. We also offer Cooperative Education (Co Op), further emphasizing collaboration between work and school to support adult learners in achieving their OSSD while gaining on-the-job skills.

Programs are funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, and the Government of Canada.

For more information on the programs and training offered, please visit the Centres for Employment and Learning.

Exeter Office:
519-235-0471
ExeterCEL@fc.amdsb.ca

Conestoga Career Centre

The Conestoga Career Centre is your one stop for career direction, individual employment supports and self-employment. Conestoga Career Centre staff & resources are available at no cost to the public. They can help you become successful in attaining your employment goals.

For more information about the programs and training offered, please visit Conestoga Career Services.

Exeter Office:
519-271-5700 x 7243
tbuechler@conestogac.on.ca

Contact North

Contact North offers access to education and training through online learning from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 20 universities, literacy, and other training organizations.

For more information about the programs and training offered, please visit Contact North.

Clinton Office:
1-855-656-1232
huronbluewater@contactnorth.ca

Technical Training Group

The Technical Training Group is committed to serving the community’s need for local, relevant technical and skilled trades’ training. They help people gain the skills necessary for a career in professional trades. Programs offered include welding, electrical, plumbing, youth programs and custom training. Their programming allows people of all ages to learn from local, experienced instructors in a safe learning environment using up-to-date equipment that meets industry standards and requirements.

Learn more about the programs and training offered, please visit Technical Training Group.

Stratford Office:
sbontaine@technicaltraininggroup.org