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Workshops & Webinars

CFHURON WEBINARS

Embrace the Waves webinar series

Thanks to all who joined us for Embrace the Waves, a 6-Part Webinar Series presented by Huron County Economic Development in partnership with Community Futures Huron.

Webinar Dates:
September 9, 2020 | Learning to Swim: Back to Basics
September 21, 2020 | How to Use Floating Devices to Manage Your Business Effectively
October 5, 2020 | How to Get More Customers to Test the Waters
October 19, 2020 | How to Swim with Your Customers
November 4, 2020 | Watching for the Wave: Understanding When it’s Coming & How to Make the Best of It
November 16, 2020  | Sink or Swim: Help Your Business Survive the Next Wave

Please stay tuned for news on another webinars series featuring Tina Heathers, our Business & Lending Coach.


UPCOMING WEBINARS

  • Nov. 24 at 12 pm: Practicing Wellness and Managing Stress During a Pandemic...& Beyond!
    Nov. 24 at 12 pm: Practicing Wellness and Managing Stress During a Pandemic...& Beyond!

OTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

SUBSIDIZED TRAINING AVAILABLE! 
The Four County Labour Market Planning Board has been mandated to provide FULLY SUBSIDIZED training to Manufacturing and Hospitality & Tourism companies in Huron County.

All training can be offered online or in-house in accordance with the wishes of the participating company. 



Additional Certified Training Courses:

  • WHMIS
  • HSS Awareness
  • Lockout/Tag Out
  • AODA Customer Service
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Workplace Mental Health Awareness
  • Respect & Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Smart Serve 
  • Safe Food Handling

Please contact them to discuss your training needs: 519-492-0741 or c2s@planningboard.ca


Looking for Digital Assistance?

Contact Huron County’s Digital Service Squad! Think of the DSS members as a FREE resource! The Digital Service Squad members will provide one-on-one assistance to small businesses in Huron County, at no cost, to help them improve their online presence and use of digital technologies in their businesses. The Huron County Digital Service Squad is available now until mid-February 2021. Please do not miss out on this great opportunity to help increase the use of digital technologies in your business! Find out more here!

REMINDER – November 30 Deadline!

Digital Transformation Grant 2.0: The Digital Transformation Training and Grant Program 2.0 provides grants of up to $2,500 to help businesses strategically adopt technology and meet their digital goals. 

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2020, limited funds available so be sure to apply early.

Appy for the $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant!


ON-DEMAND TRAINING

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Pandemic Planning

Planning for a pandemic is essential. Being informed and prepared will help minimize the impact in our daily lives. This course will help organizations understand the issues that need to be considered during pandemic, and the importance of being prepared. It emphasizes steps that workplaces can take to plan for employee absences, describes the elements of a business continuity plan, as well as actions that may help slow the spread of the virus and keep employees healthier. Presented by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Learn more!


We Can Help Keep Things Business as Usual

REM Web Solutions – While your customers are taking a break from visiting your physical store, let us help keep your business thriving through our easy, affordable eCommerce solutions. Presented by REM Web Solutions. Learn more!


Restaurants Canada: Response Handbook for Restaurants

Download this handbook for the most up-to-date information on federal and provincial announcements and relief measures. Presented by Restaurants Canada. Learn more!


Planning for Recovery: How to Restart your Business in the Wake of COVID-19

The Canadian economy is gradually reopening after a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will need to plan how your business will restart, adapting your operations to meet demand, ensuring your supply chains and managing your financial circumstances. You will also need to put best practices in place to ensure the safety of your employees as they return to work. Join BDC Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux who will give an economic update and address the expected timeline for different sectors to recover, and BDC Advisory Services experts who will discuss how to address the new operational and financial challenges that businesses face. Presented by BDC. Learn more!


Tourism HR Canada Offers Free Emerit Online Training 

Tourism HR Canada, the not-for-profit behind Emerit Tourism Training are pleased to offer a variety of frontline, supervisory, and managerial online training modules free of charge. These modules can assist with ongoing training needs, as well as giving those whose jobs have been adversely affected by COVID-19 the opportunity to upskill or cross-train. Learn more!


Online Heath & Safety Training

Choose from 10 online courses. Learn more!


Contact North Contact North has access to hundreds of training opportunities through LinkedIn Learning that you can access for FREE! If you are interested in accessing this training, contact Jeffery Scholl at jeffery@contactnorth.ca or 519-851-0284. Learn more!


BDC – Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Webinars: Find a selection of free webinars designed specifically for Canadian entrepreneurs. Watch as BDC experts reveal their recipes for business success that they have spent years developing and sharing with entrepreneurs across Canada. Packed with real-life examples, these webinars will help you make better business decisions and achieve your business goals. Learn more!


DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Build a “Buy Online, Pickup Curbside” Store

Shopify’s guide to help local store owners easily set-up online stores, while enabling curbside pickup for their customers. This should take you no more than 1 hour. This is for stores brand new to Shopify. Presented by Shopify. Learn more!


Build a “Buy online, Deliver by Hand Locally” Store

Shopify created this guide to help local store owners easily set-up online stores which enable local hand delivery to their local customers. This is for simple stores brand new to Shopify. Please take inspiration if you’re already up and running with Shopify. This should take you no more than 1 hour. Presented by Shopify. Learn more!


Google for Small Business

Google has launched a page dedicated to supporting businesses during COVID-19 including practical steps and free digital skills training. Presented by Google. Learn more!


Editor’s note: Sources for the Learning & Training page include the Huron County Economic Development Department, Western Ontario Community Futures, local organizations, various business groups and community partners. Some content has been edited for length. Please follow the links included to find complete info for each listing.

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