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The Ontario Emerging Jobs Institute opens Monday

Provided by OEJI

Published on January 9, 2019

The Ontario Emerging Jobs Institute held their official launch on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Pictured from left-to-right: Erin Groves, Agri-tech Curriculum Developer, CIC Executive Director Kelly Bergeron and Admissions and Work Placement Officer Chatnie Herne (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario - The Ontario Emerging Jobs Institute (OEJI) will hold its opening day activities on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

“After months of planning, we are thrilled to be welcoming our students and to start empowering them with skills for jobs of the future,” said Kelly Bergeron, Executive Director of the CIC and lead for the OEJI project.

The public and the media are invited to attend the opening ceremony at 10am in the Lecture Theatre at the NAV CENTRE.

OEJI is a custom-built-for-the-region training centre based out of the Cornwall Innovation Centre. It offers free-bootcamp-style training, work placements, and startup incubation in four learning streams:

·         Digital Skills: Designed to equip students with the skills necessary for a career in the digital sector. Instructor: Rodney Cryderman.

·         Agritech Skills: Designed to teach learners about modern technologies that can be used to enhance farmers’ productivity and efficiency. Instructor: Sarah Barker.

·         Business Skills: Designed to train students to be innovative business leaders of tomorrow. Instructor: David Juillet.

·         Blended Learning: Designed to prepare advanced learners in the new economy using a combination of in-person and online training. Instructor: Rodney Cryderman.

The Institute will host a morning orientation session for its students, a tour of the facilities at NAV CENTRE. As well, Mayor Bernadette Clement will be speaking to the students about entrepreneurship, creativity, and the jobs of the future.

The public and the media are invited to attend the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Lecture Theatre.

After the orientation activities, the afternoon (1-3 p.m.)  and evening (6-8:30 p.m.) classes will officially kick off.

There are still opportunities to apply to OEJI. If you know someone who is interest in learning new skills, please direct them to register at www.oeji.ca or email admissions@cornwallinnovation.ca. We will accept in-person applications up until and on Jan. 14, 2019.