Training & Workplace Development

About Our Training Initiatives

To promote continuous improvement among local manufacturers, the NMA has instituted a Training & Development initiative in which all members are encouraged to participate.

The NMA acts as a facilitator, liaison, and coach to its members by:

  • Encouraging companies to adopt high performance techniques;
  • Recommending professional consultants and trainers;
  • Coordinating workshops, seminars, and other training opportunities;
  • Providing access to information resources, online and in person;
  • Developing metrics for performance evaluation; and,
  • Promoting and sharing best practices
  • Strategic Focus Groups

To source funding support for training click here.

Training Programs

Click program titles for more information:

W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship Program

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship program provides tuition and bursary incentives to help Skilled Trades students and apprentices train for and succeed in this growing labour market. For more information click here.

Or contact
Jeremy Braithwaite
Lead, W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship Program
(613) 969-1913 ext. 2299

Free online AODA Training

If your business is interested in participating in FREE online AODA training, please contact your local non-profit Contact North | Contact Nord Centre in Cobourg, or 1-855-361-1421.

The provincial government requires Ontario be accessible for persons with disabilities by 2025, by creating an enforcing accessibility standards. All businesses and organizations must provide training to employees, volunteers, and others on the requirements, including training on the Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to persons with disabilities.

Required training and certification for all employees and volunteers:

  • Ontario Human Right Code
  • Information & Communication Standard
  • Customer Service Standard

Required training and certification for management:

  • General Requirements
  • Employment Standard
  • Design of Public Spaces

If you are interested in having your staff or volunteers register for this training, please contact Online Learning Recruitment Officer Wendy Somerville at or 1 (855) 361-1421.

Contact Us

Tel. 289-677-4988

Executive Director
Darla Price – 289-677-4988 x402

Office Administrator
Martina Cook

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739 D’Arcy Street, Suite 110
Cobourg, ON K9A 0H6

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