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NOTICE – Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI) will hold its Annual General Meeting in-person and virtually on April 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

To register to attend in-person please contact GTTI: By telephone 905-722-6300 or email us at

Register to attend virtually click here

GTTI is looking for new Board Members!

Georgina Trades Training Inc. is seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors or to volunteer on one of our committees (Marketing, Program, Human Resources).

We are a Georgina-based non-profit organization committed to providing innovative learning to support skills development which meets the needs of the current and future job market. Please visit our website (link below) for specific details about the programs we offer.

We welcome all applicants to the board and are specifically seeking new Board members who represent youth, First Nations identities and those who work in the trades. If you would prefer to work on one of our committees rather than applying to the board, please follow the same process.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact:

Ashley Walker at:

We will be pleased to schedule a zoom meeting to explore your interest.

Please respond to Ashley by March 30, 2022.

MEDIA RELEASE January 31, 2022

New Training Opportunities in Sutton

Sutton, ON – For those feeling a little cooped up these days, getting trained in a new skill may open a new door or lead to new employment.

Training in office administration is offered at no cost to participants in February at Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI) – The Training Centre in Sutton.

In March, a construction course will be offered, also at no cost to participants.

Both programs are funded by the Regional Municipality of York

The Training Centre is also seeking participants for a seniors (55+) and youth program to be offered virtually, enabling participants to gain new skills in technology and mixed media. For a full list of course offerings, visit the website at

GTTI has been offering courses for more than fifteen years, with more than 11,000 students completing courses in various trades, such as welding, electrical, plumbing, truck driving, HVAC training and carpentry to name a few.

After receiving a grant from Skills Advance Ontario, GTTI launched a new initiative known as the Skilled Trades Institute (STI) which was challenged to continue operation during COVID restrictions. Searching for extra classroom space to allow for social distancing, STI rented six buildings at the Salvation Army site in Jackson’s Point to teach eight different trades to over 170 students this past year. STI is seeking additional funding from the Skills Development Fund offered by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Once funding is secured, STI is committed to provide even more skills courses.

Media Contact for The Training Centre:
Ashley Walker, Operations Manager
905-722-6300 ext. 202

MEDIA RELEASE September 29, 2021

OTF Grant Enables GTTI-The Training Centre to Safely Serve The Community

Sutton, ON – In 2021, Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI) received a $139,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to outfit its facility and modify transportation services to meet the safety requirements required because of COVID-19. The project was completed June 30th and has enabled it to safely serve its clients and the community.

“We greatly appreciate the support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Bil Trainor, Board Chair of GTTI. “The special funding has been put to good use to provide protection of staff and students, enabling us to continue to deliver much needed training during the pandemic.”

As a result of COVID-19, GTTI has had to shift how it offers programs and services to the community. During the lockdown, GTTI was able to have both its staff and students work remotely thanks to the purchase of laptops. Alterations were also made to the facility so that when the organization reopened to the public, the appropriate health and safety measures were put in place. GTTI also replaced one of its existing buses with a newer model that includes an air filtration system, air conditioning, bucket seats and has been equipped with safety barriers to keep both our driver and passengers’ safe. Masks, hand sanitizer and gloves have also been made readily available to staff, clients and volunteers.

GTTI – The Training Centre is committed to continuing to provide innovative training opportunities to the community. It is currently offering an administration program for York Region residents, and coming up in October, they will offer a seniors and youth mentoring program. GTTI also offers a variety of industry certifications such as First Aid/CPR and WHMIS, along with some other fee-based programs in welding and computer skills. To view the full program offerings please visit the website at or contact by email at

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.

Media Contact:

Ashley Walker, Operations Manager

Georgina Trades Training Inc.

905-722-6300 ext. 202

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