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Overview of Edge Factor's Media & Tools

For Premium Members: Discover the thousands of videos, lesson plans, and activities we've created for students to go on a Career Journey.

Award winning films and TV series inspire students and job-seekers to launch training and career pathways.
Provide students with tools to explore industries, companies, careers, and training programs!
Help Students prepare to enter the workforce with technical skills and transferable soft skills.
Learn how to create your Schools and Programs Profiles and encourage companies to add free Company Profiles.

Local Virtual Workplace Experiences

Go behind closed doors and discover real-life work environments in diverse industries.

Custom Welding, Machining and Manufacturing
Heavy Equipment and Equipment Manufacturing
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Skilled Responders

Be inspired by the enthusiasm and passion these industry leaders have for their careers.

Sous Chef
Mining Millwright Apprentice
Lead Carpenter

In-Demand Industries in our Community

Manufacturing makes up 12% of total employment in Simcoe County, with an average job increase of 1307 or 17% between Jan 2020 - Feb 2021. Source: EMSI Analyst 2020.3
Healthcare and social assistance makes up 13% of total employment in Simcoe County, with an average job increase of 727 or 5% between Jan 2020- Feb 2021. Source: EMSI Analyst 2020.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 4% of total employment in Simcoe County, with an average job increase of 747 or 10% increase between Jan 2020- Feb 2021. Source: EMSI Analyst 2020.3

Skilled Trade Careers

Learn more about the different careers available in the skilled trades.

General Machinist
Agricultural Technician
Assembler and Installer
Industrial Mechanic Millwright
Machinist - Patriot Forge
General Carpenter
Electrical Apprentice
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Healthcare Careers

Explore a variety of career opportunity in Healthcare.

Dental Hygienist
Registered Massage Therapist
ER Nurse
Clinical Pharmacist

Careers in I.T.

Learn more about the daily responsibilities, STEAM and soft skills used in Information Technology.

Software Engineer
Full Stack Developer
Senior Information Security Analyst
Fire Alarm Technician
IT Manager

Explore Careers in Long-Term Care

Discover how these healthcare professionals provide care and compassion for their patients, families, and community.

Registered Dietician
Personal Support Worker
Direct Care Worker Trainer
Associate Director of Longterm Care
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Companies in Simcoe County

Click on these company profiles to explore awesome opportunities in our community.

Empower Simcoe
City of Orillia
County of Simcoe
Friday Harbour Resort
ServiceMaster Clean of Barrie/Orillia
Warren Gibson Ltd
HJV Equipment
Simcoe Early Education and Development Services Co-operative Inc.
ORO Design & Manufacturing Ltd.
Landmark Bus Lines
MVT Canadian Bus, Inc.
Honda of Canada Manufacturing
TLC Healthcare Services
Moore Packaging
MPC | Molded Precision Components
Oxford Learning Bradford
Ben-Mor Cables Inc.
Western Hydraulics
CLC Pools & Landscapes
Brotech Precision CNC
Barrie Welding & Machine
Maven Commercial Real Estate
Theta TSS
Agema Work Inc.
Trevor's Roof Repairs
IS2 Workforce Solutions
Muddy Water Hotel
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Ontario Curriculum Alignment

Educators have aligned Edge Factor media to Ontario Curriculum standards. Check it out!

Gr. 7/8 Pathways to Success
Gr. 10 Career Studies Curriculum
Skilled Trades Curriculum
Gr. 11/12 Cooperative Education
Skills Ontario

Catholic Schools with Premium Memberships

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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
St. Theresa’s Catholic High School
Our Lady of the Bay Catholic High School
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School
St. Joseph's Catholic High School
St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary Schoool
Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School
St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School

Public Schools with Premium Memberships

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Barrie North Collegiate Institute
Bear Creek Secondary School
Collingwood Collegiate Institute
Eastview Secondary School
Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School
Orillia Secondary School
Simcoe Shores Secondary School
Stayner Collegiate Institute
Twin Lakes Secondary School
Elmvale District High School
Innisdale Secondary School
Nantyr Shores Secondary School
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