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Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Edge Factor’s Faces of the Future Tour, coming to the Elmvale Community Arena on March 8 & 9!

Open to all ages, this event promises an exciting exploration of careers in the skilled trades using cutting-edge Virtual Reality.

Bring the whole family for an experience you won’t forget. Get a glimpse into the world of the skilled trades, and have a blast in an engaging, family-friendly atmosphere.

You’ll also have the chance to learn all about the incredible Apprenticeship opportunities that are available as Secondary and Post-Secondary training programs.

Visit Edge Factor

Determined to make a meaningful difference in the world but not sure where to start? The Simcoe County, Barrie and Orillia Edge Factor Hub is a free tool for local job seekers, parents and educators. Edge Factor showcases career pathways and e-learning tools across sectors.

For Job Seekers and Parents:

Check out the suite of multimedia tools, including inspiring stories and interactive activities for various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) careers; including a focus on the skilled trades.

For Employers:

Want to showcase your company and opportunities to local schools, jobseekers and families across our region? Click to view a recorded presentation on how the tool works.

Businesses in the following categories are eligible to create a free profile. Students in local secondary schools and jobseekers will be able to access information about your company and local opportunities.

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Video Technology
  • Public Safety & Law Enforcement
  • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Please note that there is no cost for businesses to create a business profile as part of the Simcoe County, Barrie and Orillia Edge Factor pilot project. The uptake and value to employers will be monitored on an annual basis. If you have any feedback or questions about business profiles, please contact us.

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