Quick Facts

Service type: Employment, Youth, Newcomers, Disability, Trades Training
Eligibility: 18 years of age or older and legally entitled to work in Ontario
Delivery: Virtual and in-person
500 Macpherson Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1M3
Hours of Operation: Varies
Fee: Free
Program Dates: Please check the description for more details
Duration: 14-weeks of skills training and post-program job search support

Program Description

WoodGreen and George Brown College have come together to design a skills-based employment program that prepares participants for entry-level work in the manufacturing sector. The CNC/Precision Machining Program is offered at George Brown College.



Launched in partnership with employers committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable work environment, this free program provides financial support to help students pay for transportation, clothing and safety equipment throughout their training. Participants also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures to learn more about the experiences and successes of individuals working in trades.



The program is delivered through in-person and online courses, including:


  • 2D Mastercam and Computer Numerical Control
  • Intermediate CNC
  • Metrology
  • Introduction to Machining
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Introduction to Mechanical CAD



Participants complete the CNC/Precision Machining Skills Training alongside WoodGreen’s Employability Skills Training, then apply their knowledge in an 8-week paid job placement.



Program Dates:

  • Academic Upgrading (required): Starts July 3 – August 4, 2023
  • Employability Skills Training: August 8 – August 24, 2023
  • Break: August 28 – September 8, 2023
  • Skills Training: Starts September 11 – December 15, 2023
  • Opportunity for 8-week paid work placement: January 9 – February 29, 2024 (following training)



Program Components

Academic Upgrading

Duration: 5-weeks

Delivery: Online


Employability Skills Training

Duration: 3-weeks

Delivery: Online



Duration: 2-weeks


Skills Training

Duration: 14-weeks

Delivery: Online and In-person



Paid Job Placement Opportunity

Duration: 8-weeks

Delivery: In-person



Program Benefits:

  • One-on-one career counselling to help participants find employment
  • Ontario post-secondary credits
  • Information and resources on educational and career pathways

How you can support

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Ready to participate?

Information Session

Learn more by signing up for a live, online information session here.


Register for the program

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Need help?

For more information about the program, download the flyer here.

Contact Information

Lisa Singh

Employment Case Counsellor

(416) 365-3250

This program is funded by:


Program partner