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Your Monthly e-Newsletter - March 2019
Morning Funny
Industry & Educator Social - great success!
Members had a great time Tuesday evening at Venture13 for our first Industry & Educator Social. Members had the chance to meet with our educational partners and their faculty to learn about the many amazing opportunities our partners can provide them - top notch grads, research, co-op, etc...It was amazing that we all came together with the same purpose in mind: to expand our workforce network and to attract a dynamic, skilled, workforce to Northumberland.

A special thank you to our educational partners for their sponsorship of the delicious food and beverages by The Dutch Oven and Northumberland Hills Brewery.
Tech Talks
presented by Durham College in partnership with Venture13 and the NMA

AI can effect your manufacturing process and enhance your final product but how do you begin your work with AI and what are the skills you will need?

Join our keynote speaker Tushar Singh, CEO Minute School, as he talks about AI skills for the manufacturing sector, followed by a panel discussion with industry leads affiliated with AI/Hub.

Panelists include our very own NMA member and Board of Director, Doug Jensen, Operations Manager, Cameco

Thursday, April 4
Venture13, 739 D'Arcy Street, Cobourg

Please reserve your seat by emailing darla.price@thenma.ca.
NMA Annual Golf Tournament
Spring is in the air - time to pull out the clubs!

Join us at our Annual Golf Tournament and enjoy a day on the course with 18 holes of golf, cart, amazing prizes, fun games and the chance to network with colleagues.

Ashbrook Golf Course
Thursday, June 6
$110 +HST per golfer

NEW this year! Win a VIP Cart Experience for you and your foursome!

WIN! 2019 Hyundai Elantra from Lauria Hyundai

Click HERE to learn more and register
Online registration coming soon!

Thank You!
Lunch Sponsor: Compressed Air Solutions Cart Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank

Please join us in welcoming our new Associate Members. Click on their logo to learn more.

KLAR Solutions - Custom Apps for Unique Business Needs!
A custom business app can combine your unique data and business processes into a beautiful, clean solution that is accessible from anywhere in the world via the web and/or a mobile app. KLAR Solutions work with a range of technologies to ensure your solution is perfect for your business.
The possibilities are almost endless in terms of collecting, integrating with, and making sense of your unique business data.

RDP Associates
At RDP Associates Inc. (RDP) our consultants are dedicated to assisting organizations like yours with obtaining funding for innovation. Our highly qualified experts advise and guide you on how to apply for government incentives and maximize your cash returns. Be it for government grants or R&D tax credits, our consultants effectively and efficiently examine your qualifications for grants and R&D tax credit eligibility. We are proud that over thirty years, our international firm has helped companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States procure over half a billion dollars in government grants and R&D tax credits.
Starting at $60/mth
For more information - darla.price@thenma.ca
Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council - Experiential Learning: Building Blocks for Employers Success
This new report focused on the benefits of experiential learning for employers. 


Are you in need of:
Scissor Lift Training
Overhead Crane Training
Contact Darla at darla.price@thenma.ca for more details.

Durham College Research Day, April 11
Now in it's ninth year, Research Day 2019 is about advancing innovation and entrepreneurship, and is a dynamic display of DC faulty, student researchers and industry partners. Also featuring a student project and venture showcase, meet with talented students, and interact with their work.
Click HERE to learn more.

Loyalist College Career Fair
To participate and learn more please email careers@loyalistcollege.com by Wednesday March 27, 2019.

Fleming College Upcoming Training Opportunities
NEW! LEAN Yellow Belt Certification 
Become familiar with the processes and tools of the Lean concept in this introduction to Lean and Continuous Improvement. Gain an understanding of how Lean can create more value for your customers by eliminating activities that consume resources or which add cost or time without creating value. 
Click HERE to learn more

Loyalist College Upcoming Training Opportunities
Welding Introduction is back!
Give your employees the opportunity to learn the basic theory and safety aspects of gas metal arc welding and shield metal arc welding.
Click HERE to learn more

Event: WSPS Safety Connection (Rate Framework: Transforming the WSIB’s Premium Rate Setting Model)
Description: The WSIB is transforming the way premium rates are set for almost 300,000 businesses all across Ontario. Our new premium rate setting model will increase fairness, boost transparency, and be more reflective of individual employer claims experience. As we get closer to implementation in 2020, we're here to support you and ensure you're prepared for our new model.
Location: Best Western Plus Cobourg, 930 Burnham St, Cobourg, ON, K9A 2X9
Date: April 9, 2019
To learn more click HERE

2019 Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Conference & Tradeshow
April 30-May 1 / Intentional Centre, Mississauga
Click HERE to learn more

Venture13 VentureZone
If you are an entrepreneur, telecommuter or have independent consultants looking to work closer to home, Venture13 is the perfect location for you and your team!
One Month Free Trial! Click HERE to learn more.

****If you have specific training needs, let us know! If we collaborate, and host training together with other members who may have the same need, we can bring the costs down, and the NMA will do all the organizing! Contact us at 289-677-4988 or info@thenma.ca*****
You could qualify for up to $15,000 per employee
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant offers employers funds for training their workforce. Find out more by contacting Watton Employment Services
905-372-1901 or emailing pinch@watton.ca

BDC Funding Forum
Thursday, April 25
Join us for the morning and meet over 10 different funding agencies that support the growth and sustainability of your business. Click HERE to join us.

RBC Group Advantage offers a Group Savings and Financial Wellness program free of charge with little to no administration. A unique program as RBC are the only provider that offers your employees both investment and debt strategies to ensure their overall financial wellbeing is met. RBC also offers a mortgage subsidy program for both employee relocation purposes or as an added benefit to your current benefits program. 
Contact: Ursula Hatherly 289-675-5577  ursula.hatherly@rbc.com
SAVE the Dates! HR Focus Group - Workforce Recruitment & Retention Workshop Series
Wednesday, April 17 & Wednesday, May 15
Cost: $20+HST (includes both workshops)

Funding Forum, sponsored by BDC in partnership with NMA and Venture13
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Click HERE to learn more and register

SAVE the Date! NMA Annual General Meeting , Thursday, May 16, 2019

TD Bank Global Economic Update, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Click HERE to learn more and register