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January

Start Date: January 14, 2020

End Date: April 21, 2020

Module One: Introduction to Commercial Plant Production
Students will learn to identify the key differences in plant characteristics, receive an introduction to treatment techniques and Integrated Pest Management and the fundamentals of how to design and optimize the environment for commercial-scale cannabis production. In addition, students will study irrigation options and techniques; growing mediums and hydroponic systems; crop cycles; drying and storage procedures—all within the scope of Health Canada’s strict regulations.

Module Two: Introduction to Good Production Practices, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Health Canada’s Regulations
Students will study the foundational topics and concepts in Good Production Practices including sanitation, security, storage, labelling, destruction, Standard Operating Procedure design and implementation, and record keeping. Students will also examine the key concepts in Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, an introduction to the history of legal and regulatory changes, and the application process for becoming a micro or standard licensed producer.

Who should attend?

Those who would like to learn more about the Cannabis Industry, working in or operating a Cannabis facility.

What you will Learn

  • Introduction to the Cannabis Plant
  • Facility and Cultivation Design and Cultivation Inputs
  • Pests and Disease
  • Environmental Conditions and Monitoring
  • Good Production Practices and Post Processing
  • Security
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Control & Quality Management System
  • Regulations and Laws

Prerequisite:

None

Your Facilitator:

Mathew Columbro

Duration:

14 Weeks, Online

Location:

Online

Investment:

$ 1499.00 plus HST

Contact

Email Colleen Ringham cringham@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2497 for questions.

Start Date: January 23, 2020

End Date: March 26, 2020

January 23 – March 26
Every Thursday
7pm-10pm

Welding Introduction to GMAW (MIG) and SMAW (STICK)

This introductory course will guide students through basic theory and safety aspects of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW): popular with home hobbyists as well as in high-production welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK): one of the oldest and most common arc welding processes.  Hands-on training will be held in our state-of-the art Welding facility, common joint types and positions will be discussed and practiced.

Who should attend

Students with little or no experience.

What You Will Learn:

  • Basic theory and safety aspects of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK)
  • Skills to make consistently sound welds
  • Common joint types and positions

Prerequisite: 

None

Your Facilitator:

David Maloney

Duration:

Thursday Nights 10 weeks (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)

Location:

Loyalist College (Belleville)

Investment: $389 +HST per person

Requirements:

Students must bring their own safety gear as per the following:

  • Welding Mask (some available in shop)
  • Welding Gloves (heavy gauntlet style)
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Shoes (steel toed).

Contact: Email Melanie Roy mroy@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2480 for questions.

February

Start Date: February 25, 2020

End Date: February 25, 2020

SPECIAL WORKSHOP SERIES
Trends, Opportunities and Tips for Agri-food
and  Value-added Food Producers

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 / 9am to 4pm
Understanding and Connecting with the  Customer

  • Latest provincial data on consumer purchasing trends
  • Creating compelling images to tell your story
  • How to make your product stand out in a crowded market
  • Simple ways to make your place of sale awesome
  • What does brand loyalty look like in today’s market?

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Seating:   Limited seating  —- one-time only workshops.  Representatives of the Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Hastings Prince  Edward Public Health Unit and local entrepreneurs will join with Entrepreneurs in Residence from Launch Lab Regional Innovation Centre, to create these informative and inspiring workshops.

Registration:  Please register for each workshop separately.         

Grace Nyman / gnyman@pecounty.on.ca  / 613.476.2148 x 2502

Lunch: If you would like to bring a lunch, you will have access to a fridge.

Location:  Armoury Mall, Main Level, 206 Picton Main Street.
Parking: The Armoury Mall parking lot is reserved for tenant parking only. Free Parking is available on Main Street or one of the municipal parking lot. Entrance to the workshop is through the ground floor level on Main Street.

Smoking:
The Armoury Mall property is a designated non-smoking area.

Start Date: February 25, 2020

End Date: February 25, 2020

Women’s Small Business Network (Quinte)  
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

FULL DETAILS AND REGISTERATION

Start Date: February 26, 2020

End Date: February 26, 2020

Managing individuals experiencing mental distress can be daunting tasks for supervisors. By participating in this session, participants will learn about the difference between mental health and mental illness, as well as the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Managers will become more confident in understanding a variety of mental illnesses, including their common symptoms and presentation. This course works to empower leadership through enhancing their effective communication skills, to support an employee experiencing mental distress.

Who should attend?

Managers, Supervisors, Leads  and Employees

What you’ll learn

Skills Developed in this Course

  • Understanding the difference between sadness and clinical depression
  • Recognizing the difference between healthy andunhealthy stress in another
  • How to provide support to an employee experiencing imminent mental distress
  • Supporting someone that may be experiencing psychosis
  • Simple verbal-escalation strategies for supporting an agitated individual
  • Where/how to direct an employee experiencing thoughts of suicide for help

Facilitator:

Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education with CMHA

Prerequisite

None

Duration

1 Day (9 am – 4 pm)

Investment

$ 269 plus HST (includes parking)

Contact:

Email Melanie Roy mroy@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2480 for questions.

Start Date: February 27, 2020

End Date: February 27, 2020

Are you planning your retirement, saving for your children’s education, wanting to travel? Have you considered real estate investments as a means to financial freedom? This course is for beginners interested in learning more about single family and duplex rental properties as investments for their future.

Who should attend?

Beginners interested in learning about rental properties as investments for the future.

What you will Learn

Explore the possibility of real estate properties as investments for your future.

Prerequisite:

None

Your Facilitator:

Mike Collins

Duration:

1 Day, 6:30-8:30 pm

Location:

Loyalist College

Investment:

$ 59.00 plus HST

Contact

Email Colleen Ringham cringham@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2497 for questions.

REGISTER AND FULL DETAILS

March

Start Date: March 05, 2020

End Date: March 05, 2020

Build on the knowledge learned in Part 1, or if you have rental property background, jump right into this course to learn rental property secrets, including avoiding money pits, picking good tenants, property locations, maintenance and repairs. Take your first steps in the direction of financial freedom.

Who should attend?

Those who have rental property background or have taken part 1.

What you will Learn

  • learn rental property secrets
  • selecting tenants
  • property locations
  • maintenance
  • repairs
  • how to avoid money pits

Prerequisite:

None

Your Facilitator:

Mike Collins

Duration:

1 Day, 6:30-9:30 pm

Location:

Loyalist College

Investment:

$ 79.00 plus HST

Contact

Email Colleen Ringham cringham@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2497 for questions.

REGISTER AND FULL DETAILS

Start Date: March 05, 2020

End Date: March 05, 2020

Start Date: March 05, 2020

End Date: March 05, 2020

Save the Date! More Details to Come

Start Date: March 10, 2020

End Date: March 10, 2020

SPECIAL WORKSHOP SERIES
Trends, Opportunities and Tips for Agri-food
and  Value-added Food Producers

uesday, March 10, 2020 / 9am to 4pm
Pricing, Marketing Plan and Budget      

  • Why we find it so hard to keep track of all the costs
  • In depth look at methods for tracking costs and setting realistic prices
  • Why creating a marketing strategy and setting a marketing budget go hand in hand
  • Finally getting that Marketing Activity Calendar planned out!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Seating:   Limited seating  —- one-time only workshops.  Representatives of the Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Hastings Prince  Edward Public Health Unit and local entrepreneurs will join with Entrepreneurs in Residence from Launch Lab Regional Innovation Centre, to create these informative and inspiring workshops.

Registration:  Please register for each workshop separately.         

Grace Nyman / gnyman@pecounty.on.ca  / 613.476.2148 x 2502

Lunch: If you would like to bring a lunch, you will have access to a fridge.

Location:  Armoury Mall, Main Level, 206 Picton Main Street.

Parking: The Armoury Mall parking lot is reserved for tenant parking only. Free Parking is available on Main Street or one of the municipal parking lot. Entrance to the workshop is through the ground floor level on Main Street.

Smoking:
The Armoury Mall property is a designated non-smoking area.

Start Date: March 11, 2020

End Date: March 11, 2020

The Career Centre at Loyalist College will be hosting its Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Showcase your business or organization by participating in the 2020 Career Fair at Loyalist College. The Career Fair provides a great place for employers to market current and upcoming full-time, part-time or placement opportunities to Loyalist College students, and graduates.

Please register by February 14, 2020. Space is limited to the first 100 registrations received.

REGISTER

Start Date: March 11, 2020

End Date: March 11, 2020

Start Date: March 12, 2020

End Date: March 12, 2020

During this course, vision, budget, schedule, time, trades/general contractors will be discussed for Renovation/New-Build Projects. This is an introductory course for individuals wanting to learn some secrets about successfully completing their projects. No experience required.

Who should attend?

Beginners wanting to learn secrets to successful completion of renovation projects.

What you will Learn

Learn how to successfully plan a renovation project.

Prerequisite:

None

Your Facilitator:

Mike Collins

Duration:

1 Day, 6:30-8:30 pm

Location:

Loyalist College

Investment:

$ 59.00 plus HST

Contact

Email Colleen Ringham cringham@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2497 for questions.

REGISTER AND FULL DETAILS

Start Date: March 19, 2020

End Date: March 19, 2020

In this course individuals will bring their real-life Renovation/New-Build project ideas to class. The instructor will guide you in a step-by-step active planning workshop to bring your vision to life. This course builds on the skills learned in Part 1, however, it is not a prerequisite.

Who should attend?

Those who have taken Part 1 or those who have renovation project wanting to learn to stay on track.

What you will Learn

Bring your real-life renovations projects and create an actual plan to stay on track.

Prerequisite:

None

Your Facilitator:

Mike Collins

Duration:

1 Day, 6:30-9:30 pm

Location:

Loyalist College

Investment:

$ 79.00 plus HST

Contact

Email Colleen Ringham cringham@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2497 for questions.

REGISTER AND FULL DETAILS

Start Date: March 24, 2020

End Date: March 24, 2020

SPECIAL WORKSHOP SERIES
Trends, Opportunities and Tips for Agri-food
and  Value-added Food Producers

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / 9am to 4pm
Sales and Marketing

  • What Foodland has to offer and how to get connected
  • Making your location a ‘must visit’ destination – a personal story
  • Design tools that are easy to use
  • Social media best practices in the unique market of PEC
  • E-commerce options for direct to consumer food sales

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Seating:   Limited seating  —- one-time only workshops.  Representatives of the Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Hastings Prince  Edward Public Health Unit and local entrepreneurs will join with Entrepreneurs in Residence from Launch Lab Regional Innovation Centre, to create these informative and inspiring workshops.

Registration:  Please register for each workshop separately.         

Grace Nyman / gnyman@pecounty.on.ca  / 613.476.2148 x 2502

Lunch: If you would like to bring a lunch, you will have access to a fridge.

Location:  Armoury Mall, Main Level, 206 Picton Main Street.

Parking: The Armoury Mall parking lot is reserved for tenant parking only. Free Parking is available on Main Street or one of the municipal parking lot. Entrance to the workshop is through the ground floor level on Main Street.

Smoking:
The Armoury Mall property is a designated non-smoking area.

Start Date: March 26, 2020

End Date: March 26, 2020

REGISTER

Start Date: March 26, 2020

End Date: March 26, 2020

Event Description

QuinteVation is excited to announce the Rural Micro-Summit which we will host in the Bay of Quinte Region at 250 Sidney Quinte Innovation & Conference Centre on March 26, 2020. The Rural Micro-Summit is the corresponding business showcase to the larger Canadian Rural Innovation Summit held every other year by QuinteVation.

This year the theme of the Rural Micro-Summit is ‘Growth’. Our goal for the Summit is to inspire business owners in our region to adopt a ‘Growth-Mindset’ that will allow them to focus on both the growth of their businesses and their own personal growth as entrepreneurs.

Business owners in the Quinte region face significant challenges in workforce development and availability of skilled labour, the advancement of technology, and access to basic business necessities such as high-speed internet. Many of these challenges can lead to inconsistent business growth and a slowing of the entire regional economy, which leaves business owners feeling that growth may not be possible. The Summit’s speaker panels and workshops will focus specifically on these challenges and address factors that can change this outlook and help adopt a growth-mindset that supports the idea that growth is possible even during low economic intervals.

Along with panel discussions and dynamic workshops, there will be an opportunity for networking during the Local Makers sampling post-event celebration. Local makers from across the Quinte region will gather to offer a tapestry of gourmet food and craft beverages that highlight all that our region has to offer.

QuinteVation invites you to join us for this one day event to kick start 2020 and propel your business into a new decade of growth and prosperity. We believe that the Rural Micro-Summit continues to solidify QuinteVation’s vision to make the Quinte region the most dynamic, rural innovation region in Canada.

EVENT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Start Date: March 26, 2020

End Date: March 26, 2020

Save the Date! More Details to Come

Start Date: March 28, 2020

End Date: March 28, 2020

Is your ODP Card valid? You can’t purchase refrigerants without it.

Here’s a one-day course to get you certified!

This Ontario government recognized Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institutes (HRAI) program, provides the student with the Ozone Depletion Prevention Card (ODP). This card is mandatory for all personnel working with ozone depleting substances.

Who should attend?

Anyone refilling, servicing or repairing refrigeration equipment or handling refrigerants Suitable for residential commercial, industrial, domestic, automotive and mobile applications.

What you’ll learn

Based on Environment Canada’s “Code of Practice for Reducing CFC Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems”, the course and the Participants Manual supplied to deal with environmentally correct equipment design and proper handling of CFC/HCFC/HFC’s. It will prepare the participants for complying with provincial regulations covering refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Specific topics covered are CFC’s and the ozone layer; isolation valving; recommended components; leak detection methods; system charging procedures; special maintenance provisions, refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycling, and reclamation equipment.

Seminar Content:
  • CFC’s and the Ozone Layer
  • Global Efforts to Reduce CFC/HCFC/HFC Emissions
  • The Significance of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry
  • The Code of Practice
  • Minimizing Emissions
  • Recommended Standard Practices
  • Commercial/Industrial Systems
  • Residential Systems
  • Domestic Appliances
  • Mobile Systems
  • Summary of Current Federal Regulations on CFC’s and Halons
  • Recovering, Reusing, Recycling and Reclaiming Techniques
  • Provincial Regulations
  • Supplementary Information for the Recommended Standard

Facilitator: Roy Richard

Prerequisite: None

Duration: 1 Day (9am – 3pm).

Investment: $ 249 plus HST

Contact: Email Melanie Roy mroy@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2480 for questions.

April

Start Date: April 07, 2020

End Date: April 07, 2020

SPECIAL WORKSHOP SERIES
Trends, Opportunities and Tips for Agri-food
and  Value-added Food Producers

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Seating:   Limited seating  —- one-time only workshops.  Representatives of the Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Hastings Prince  Edward Public Health Unit and local entrepreneurs will join with Entrepreneurs in Residence from Launch Lab Regional Innovation Centre, to create these informative and inspiring workshops.

Registration:  Please register for each workshop separately.         

Grace Nyman / gnyman@pecounty.on.ca  / 613.476.2148 x 2502

Lunch: If you would like to bring a lunch, you will have access to a fridge.

Location:  Armoury Mall, Main Level, 206 Picton Main Street.

Parking: The Armoury Mall parking lot is reserved for tenant parking only. Free Parking is available on Main Street or one of the municipal parking lot. Entrance to the workshop is through the ground floor level on Main Street.

Smoking:
The Armoury Mall property is a designated non-smoking area.

Start Date: April 27, 2020

End Date: April 28, 2020

Transitioning to a high-performance culture.

3 A’s of Leadership – it’s all about your coaching skills.

How does a supervisor or manager lead individuals, teams, and departments towards higher involvement and higher quality? This question is raised by many who realize that theory cannot replace practical skills when it comes to leading people. The focus of this training is to go past theory and into practice. Participants will gain new insights on the use and misuse of authority and discover and apply practical ways to use organizational authority to lead individuals and teams to a new level of contribution.

Who should attend?

  • All managers and promotable high-potential staff.
  • Experienced front line supervisors
  • New managers and front line supervisors
  • Plant & manufacturing managers
  • Team Leaders and Lead Hands
  • Human Resources Managers and in-house trainers
  • LEAN and continuous improvement champions

What you’ll learn

  • About your personal natural approach to supervision
  • About differing types of organizations and challenges posed to supervision
  • Three skill sets that lead individuals and teams to more ownership of their work
  • To read situations and discern behaviours needed to lead individuals and teams to greater ownership of their work
  • To develop consistent coaching skills that apply to everyday work and settings
  • To establish strategies that will lead teams and individuals to greater autonomy

Seminar Content

In this workshop-intensive seminar, which involves Climat-e, electronic simulation, participants will gain new insights into the use and misuse of authority. They will discover and apply practical ways to use organizational authority to lead individuals and teams to a higher level of
contribution. Who is the facilitator?

Benefits to individuals

  • Provides practical coaching skills and improves communication
  • Reduces conflicts and frustration and improves teamwork
  • Increases self-commitment from their people

Benefits to organizations

  • Increases organizational responsiveness to employees
  • Drives fundamental change in a very practical way
  • Maintains adaptability to changing needs

Facilitator:

Gary MacDonald brings 42 years of experience in non-profit leadership and is known for his ability to inspire and motivate clients to achieve excellence in their own work and enhance the performance of their organizations.

Gary is a dynamic facilitator with extensive proficiency developing communication and leadership competency skills with individuals and groups. His clients include leaders in government, business and the non-profit sector. In the fundraising arena, he coaches non-profits and their leadership in achieving higher levels of quality connectedness with their partners (donors), generating real results.

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

2 Day (9am – 4pm)

Investment:

$ 899 plus HST, includes lunch and parking both days

Contact:

Email Melanie Roy mroy@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2480 for questions.