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Workplace training for businesses

SGEI’s Training for Employment team provides online and in-person training programs to help your employees meet the demands of the workplace. Whether you’re looking to train new hires or upskill your existing staff, our team can assist with workplace specific and/or transferrable soft skills to help your staff thrive in your unique workplace. See our list of available programming below. To request more information, email

Training for First Nations communities

Would you like to organize training for your community? SGEI partners with First Nations communities in the Treaty #3 area to deliver customizable training in your home community. SGEI’s Training for Employment team will work closely with you to design a training program that suits your community members’ needs, whether that be helping individuals prepare for employment or a specific role. See our list of available programming below. To request more information, email

Apply to an upcoming training program

Are you looking for work? Enhance your resume and apply to one of our Ontario-approved Micro-credential programs today. Our Training for Employment team provides valuable hands-on learning opportunities to help individuals prepare for employment. Our current offerings include:

Small Engine Repair (June 14-July 19)

Participants will gain the foundational skills through a variety of techniques to open pathways into a career of Small Engine Repairs.  This program will enable learners to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to confidentially complete repairs.

  • Dates: June 14-July 19, 2023
  • Location: Big Island First Nation
  • Schedule: Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 4 am
  • Program length: 180 hours delivered over 6 weeks
  • Fees: Funding for tuition may be available for those that qualify

Please note that this is a closed training program provided in partnership with Big Island First Nation. Applications are now closed.

Culinary Foundations (July 10-Sept 1)

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This program is designed to enhance and increase the success of each participant with a goal to gain employment in the culinary field. Participants will work through various modules to prepare meals and dishes. Once completed, the participant will have the required skills and certifications to gain meaningful employment.

  • Date: July 10 to September 1, 2023
  • Location: Fort Frances
  • Schedule: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 am
  • Program length: 240 hours delivered over 8 weeks
  • Fees: Funding for tuition may be available for those that qualify

To apply, contact our Employment Navigator: Shara Wickstrom (Fort Frances campus) at (807) 274-2796 x 1220 or

Other training we offer

Other Ontario-approved Micro-credential training programs we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Career prep
  • Computer applications
  • Construction and Forestry Safety
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • Culinary Foundations
  • Custodian
  • Education Assistant
  • Employment Readiness
  • First Responder
  • Freshwater Angling Guide
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Hospitality Skills for Camp Services
  • Housekeeper
  • Leadership Development
  • Residential Trades
  • Small Engines Repair
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills

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