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These stories about career paths, local jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight Barrie's diverse job market are made possible through the continued support of Laurentian University as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Making things better: Barrie company embraces puzzles, challenges

Making things better: Barrie company embraces puzzles, challenges

'I enjoy seeing the many talented and creative minds from all departments come together to find ingenious solutions on projects,' says developer at Innovative Automation
Georgian students gain real-world experience in renewable energy microgrid project

Georgian students gain real-world experience in renewable energy microgrid project

A partnership between Lakeland Generation and Georgian College is helping to develop renewable skills through a microgrid pilot project in Parry Sound
Hydrogen lab with ties to Simcoe County on the cutting edge

Hydrogen lab with ties to Simcoe County on the cutting edge

'Chemical experiments are like playing with a black box. By changing the input to the black box, you will get different results,' says materials engineering intern
Cracking the code: Educators 'byte' into data-driven world

Cracking the code: Educators 'byte' into data-driven world

'Code is now part of almost every field, like agriculture, marketing and health care, just to name a few,' says Canada Learning Code chapter manager
Alectra charged up about changing workforce, upgrading grid

Alectra charged up about changing workforce, upgrading grid

With millions of dollars being pumped into electricity distribution system and more advanced technologies, different skill sets will also be required, says VP
Georgian College opens doors to next 'industrial revolution'

Georgian College opens doors to next 'industrial revolution'

'In a lot of cases, these students do more incredible things with this equipment than we would have ever expected,' college official says of mechatronics lab
Cyber-security demands growing, especially within medical sector

Cyber-security demands growing, especially within medical sector

'We look after all of what we call ‘digital health.' It’s not a small operation,' says regional chief information officer at RVH in Barrie
Get the job done: Georgian program exposes students to many trades

Get the job done: Georgian program exposes students to many trades

'Our students literally build the communities we live in and there's a tangible sense of accomplishment that comes along with the career,' says Muskoka campus manager
Innovation, collaboration among keys to changing workforce: experts

Innovation, collaboration among keys to changing workforce: experts

'Thinking outside the box and getting creative with solutions will be key to navigate and be successful,' says local employment official