The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides professional development to current sector workers nominated for the program by their employer. All successful nominees receive foundational supervisory and advanced health and safety compliance training. GROW staff create individualized development plans with each participant in coordination with their employer. The program is delivered online for an hour a week for 14 weeks.
The GROW Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
Participants should expect to commit to the following number of hours:
Employers are able to take their own approach internally for determining who will be nominated – it could possibly be a great moral booster – however the employer needs to sign off that they are supporting the applicant through the training process. The employer is able to have a representative from the company be the support contact but ultimately the employer must be able to sign off on the application.
The Incumbent Worker Program will be delivered and facilitated over Zoom and Google Classrooms.
Training will be provided on how to use both platforms.
Access to reliable internet and a computer is required for participation in the program.
Participants are responsible for completing all training courses and should contact their instructor to make alternative arrangements (if required).
This training program is at no cost to the Employer or Employee and is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Provincial Government.
All applicants will be notified by November 20, 2020.
All participants require the support of their manager to participate in the program, including those who are seasonally laid-off if they have a return-to-work date confirmed before March 18, 2021.
For employees to be eligible they must be:
For employers to be eligible they must: