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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.


Major local investment at Honda will jolt area's EV manufacturing

Major local investment at Honda will jolt area's EV manufacturing

Electrical engineering professor at Georgian College says recent announcement for Alliston plant will be 'great opportunity' for its students in various departments
New innovation centre will mirror community needs, help create jobs

New innovation centre will mirror community needs, help create jobs

According to provincial government, its network of innovation centres helped in the creation of more than 10,000 jobs through the support of 5,500 technology-oriented firms
Job seekers urged to take 'Me Inc.' approach to careers

Job seekers urged to take 'Me Inc.' approach to careers

'Everyone should approach their career progression with an entrepreneurial spirit, no matter what the position or industry,' says official
Social enterprise teams up with Meridian to build jobs, homes

Social enterprise teams up with Meridian to build jobs, homes

'There’s a whole pool of people who aren’t getting great access to the labour market,' says Community Builders founder Brandon Day, who aims to solve that
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