Three Norfolk County manufacturers star in an exciting new video that celebrates the products they make and the people who make them.
Norfolk’s We Make It Here video features Superior Essex, which makes magnet wire used in transformers, Townsend Lumber and car parts manufacturer Toyotetsu.
This is the second year for the We Make It Here video series, which showcases the importance of local manufacturing and the career opportunities companies offer. Other videos in the series feature firms from Brantford, the County of Brant and Norfolk County.
The theme of this year’s videos is that people who are hired in manufacturing have many opportunities to learn new skills, upgrade their training, take on new responsibilities and move up the ladder in their company.
Schools and employment services can use the videos to provide students and job seekers a glimpse of today’s modern manufacturing, and inform them of the industry’s career pathways.
Manufacturing is the Grand Erie region’s largest employer, providing 16,500 jobs, the majority of which are full time.
The videos, posted on YouTube and elsewhere, were produced by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie in partnership with the companies, economic development departments in each community, the Grand Erie District School Board and the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. The project was funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.