Our Programs

Free bootcamp-style training in Agritech Skills, Digital Skills, Business Skills and Blended Learning. Whether you’re currently working or looking to kick off a second career, our programming may be just the ticket. Once you complete the bootcamp, we will help you line up a work placement or you can choose to build your own startup with the help of the Cornwall Innovation Centre.

Agritech Skills

Our Agritech Skills program is designed to teach learners about the various ways technology can be used to enhance farmers productivity and efficiency. The curriculum is designed to address the emerging issue of food insecurity. The program will tackle subjects such as weather sensors, IoT farming sensors, better WIFI connectivity, connected dashboards/apps, automated/robotic farm equipment and more. 

Curriculum developed in partnership with: 

            Bioenterprise                  

This entry-level Agritech program is designed for individuals working in farming, agriculture, input supply companies, associated sectors, agriculture departments and early-career scientists who want to build on their knowledge of practical agricultural production. This program covers the essential skills required for profitable agriculture production. Students will learn about the new technologies influencing the future of farming and how to to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Students will:

  • Learn about soil health – integration of data from in-ground, surface and aerial or satellite sensors
  • Study plant and crop growth & development (example – automation, sensors, satellite imagery, drones, etc.)
  • Explore biotic and abiotic stresses 
  • Gain an understanding of pest and weed control
  • Learn about current and future agricultural technologies including smart agriculture and how they will influence the future of agriculture and food production across the world
  • Gain technical knowledge to achieve better production and profitability
  • Explore connectivity and communications from producer level through to researchers, business advisors, data analysis and management entities 

With the shift of agriculture becoming more innovative, we plan on collaborating with other institutions in Canada to determine which training workshops we will need to implement smart agri-food projects around Eastern Ontario. This includes weather sensors, IoT farming sensors, better WIFI connectivity, connected dashboards/apps, automated/robotic farm equipment, and so many others.

  • Agriculture Technician
  • Crop Science Manager
  • Environmental Educator
  • Remote Sensing Technologist
  • Soil Conservationist

10 weeks: January 14 to March 22, 2019

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursdays: 4 PM to 6 PM (optional networking activity)

Three-month program placement is available after completion of the program. Students may also work on building their own startup with the assistance of the Cornwall Innovation Centre.

“By 2050, global food systems will need to sustainably and nutritiously feed more than 9 billion people while providing economic opportunities in both rural and urban communities… the Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving disruptive technology innovations across many sectors.” – World Economic Forum report, January 2018

Digital Skills

Our Digital Skills program is designed to equip students for an exciting career in the digital sector. Programming includes topics such as web development, digital marketing, social media marketing, artificial intelligence, graphic design, and search engine optimization. Other topics include e-commerce, digital marketing and using analytics. This free training in digital skills will help mature students looking to upgrade their skills or those embarking on a second career.

Curriculum developed by: 

 

The Digital Skills learning stream is perfect for beginners and anyone with a passion for learning. The curriculum is designed to teach essential digital 21st century skills that students can start using in their personal and professional life right away. The goal of Digital Skills training is to prepare students for higher paying employment and fill jobs in the Cornwall, SD&G, and Akwesasne area, and/or to empower them with the skills to start their own companies.

Students will:

  • Add technical skills to their current career path
  • Explore the web development path
  • Gain an understanding of various technologies used to create digital products

By the end of the program, student will have learned important skills to help you build experiences for the web using HTML & CSS, jQuery, SEO, SEM, and Shopify. You will get the opportunity to build your own website, webstore and digital marketing campaign.

  • Web designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Digital marketer
  • Communications professional
  • Product manager
  • Blogger

5 weeks: January 14 to February 15, 2018 OR February 18 to March 22, 2019

Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri: 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursdays: 4 PM to 6 PM (optional networking activity)

Three-month program placement is available after completion of program. Students may also work on building their own startup with the assistance of the Cornwall Innovation Centre.

The median Canadian salary for a web developer is $70,000. Here is a snapshot from the Brookfield Institute on what developers are making: Stacking Up Executive Summary

The Brookfield Institute published a report on the need to focus on digital literacy in the modern age: Digital Literacy – Digital Age

Business Skills

Our Business Skills program is designed to train students to be the business leaders of the future. The curriculum is designed to teach essential business skills to prepare students as business leaders of the new economy. The course will tackle subjects such as business writing skills, time management, career networking, communications, sales, marketing, finance, legal issues, and work/life balance. This free training in business skills will help mature students looking to upgrade their skills or those embarking on a second career. 

The Business Skills learning stream is designed for entrepreneurs and business leaders who are looking to give their career a boost by mastering both people and process expertise. The program is designed  to help students gain the skills to become a multi-skilled powerhouse. The goal of Business Skills training is to prepare students for higher paying employment or to start their own company.

Students will:

  • Think logically and analytically about complex problems
  • Communicate effectively in business environments
  • Understand the human relationships involved in an organization
  • Effectively communicate results to others in technical and non-technical terms
  • Evaluate investment and financial decisions of a firm utilizing financial theory and decision-making tools
  • Analyze quantitative and data methods to help make financial decisions

By the end of the program, students will have learned topics such as Digital Marketing, Business Plan Writing, Market Research, SWOT Analysis, Project Management, Working in the Cloud, Time Management and Work/Life Balance.

  • Entrepreneur
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Economics
  • Business Administration

10 weeks: January 14 to March 22, 2019

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursdays: 4 PM to 6 PM (optional networking activity)

Three-month program placement is available after completion of program. Students may also work on building their own startup with the assistance of the Cornwall Innovation Centre.

“Skills training must become a focus of all our educational institutions, including universities, community colleges and high schools. We must teach students not only facts and figures, but how to demonstrate their ability to apply learned skills. Skills-based training and assessment will create a workforce that can compete for jobs on the basis of what they know.” – Washington Post, July 2017

Blended Learning

Our Blended Learning program is designed to prepare advanced learners for niche jobs in the new economy using a combination of in-person and online training. Students will attend in-class soft skills training on Mondays with online learning during the week and have the choice to attend study hall on Fridays to get questions answered from their peers and their instructor. This will help mature students looking to upgrade their skills or those embarking on a second career.

Students can choose to pursue any of the following topics, including Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Autonomous Vehicles, Nanotech, Cleantech, Quantum Computing, Data Science, UX Design, Cybersecurity or Blockchain. The featured soft skills we will be offering in-class include Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creativity, People Management, Coordinating with Others, Emotional Intelligence, Judgment and Decision-Making, Service Orientation, Negotiation and Cognitive Flexibility.

This customized learning stream is designed for those who are looking for a second career, who have a sound technical background and who understand how the future of work is going to impact the current job landscape. We are looking for keen self-directed learners, who are motivated to embrace the online learning component, as well as in-person training. Since this is a blended-learning model, we are using the in-person component to help build relationships with those in this program.

Students will gain an understanding of: 

  • How the technology works
  • How to implement this technology
  • How to roll it out into the real world

Students will gain the understanding of the future of work in various programs. With the combination of soft skills training and hands-on technical training, the student will develop much sought-after skills for the jobs of the future.

  • Sensor technician
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Data scientist/analyst
  • R&D engineer
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Software tester
  • UX Designer
  • Cybersecurity Risk Analyst
  • Web Developer

10 weeks: January 14 to March 22, 2019

Monday (in-class soft skills): 10 AM to 3 PM
Tues-Wed-Thurs: Online (self-guided learning)
Thursdays: 4 PM to 6 PM (optional networking activity)
Friday: 10 AM to 3 PM (optional study hall with instructor present)

Three-month program placement is available after completion of program. Students may also work on creating their own startup with the assistance of the Cornwall Innovation Centre.

The Ontario Emerging Jobs Institute (OEJI) is a one-of-a-kind training centre based out of the Cornwall Innovation Centre at the NAV CENTRE in Cornwall, ON. The Institute offers free, bootcamp-style training and work placements for jobs of the future starting in January 2019 for individuals hoping to work/and or upgrade their skills in the Cornwall, SD&G, Akwesasne, and surrounding area.