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Workforce Transformation Funding

NGen's Future Ready program offers an incredibly affordable and high-value opportunity for your leadership team to participate together in learning and assessment workshops that arm you with helpful, relevant information to develop a strategic plan that helps you adapt your business and your workforce to succeed now and in the future.

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How it Works

NGen's Workforce Transformation Program is here to help your company understand what you need to grow, develop custom roadmaps, and help you execute on your plans.



Your leadership team participates in the core learning modules of NGen’s TLP.



Benchmark your business practices vs. world class companies.



Select key members of your workforce to undergo upskilling through AMP UP.



Complete skills assessments before and after training to assess impact.


A fantastic value for your organization

Your organization will only pay $1,500 for the Transformation Leadership Program which normally costs $7,500. You will also get 80% reimbursement on upskilling for your selected employees up to a maximum reimbursement of $4,000 and skills assessments and upskilling supports worth an additional $3,000. This $15,500 package will cost your organization only $2,500.

Funding is available on a first-come first-served basis for 300 manufacturers across Canada.

Register for Future Ready to build your company’s strategic transformation plan and develop the workforce you will need to support it.

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Who Participates?

Leadership Team

Up to 12 members of your leadership team attend NGen’s TLP sessions. These are people of your choosing—you (as the owner, operator, partner, or manager) and your internal game-changers (executive staff, operational leaders, shop foreperson, accounting, head of shipping and receiving, HR, etc.).

Your Workforce

Members of your workforce— chosen by you and your team — upskill to meet your organization’s ever changing needs and endless opportunities identified by your specific leadership team in your Transformational Leadership Program (TLP) sessions.

Michael Holleran

"The TLP was one of the very best. Through a series of training modules involving theoretical sessions, coupled with assessment exercises and discussions, this journey allowed the executive team to develop a balanced approach to organizational transformation and assisted our team in creating action plans to make our team better.”

Michael Holleran

General Manager & VP Sales Support CANAM

Rod Woods

“This is a fast-paced program that allows us to think about our customers. It allows us to really follow-up with internal collaborations.”

Rod Woods

Director, Product Definition and Quality, MHICA

Bob Harper

"One of the very best training programs that I have been exposed to, ever! It was well paced, insightful, instructive and dynamic with solid interaction orchestrated by the NGen team (Stewart, Christie and Dr. Dan). I would highly recommend the program be expanded and made widely available to manufacturing teams across Canada."

Bob Harper

CFO and COO, Kinitics Automation Limited

Murray McMichael

"This program provides great clarity. The SAT’s provide alignment reinforcement.”

Murray McMichael

Sr. Mgr. Supply Chain, MHICA

Mathivanan Muhilan

“The presentations and technical foundation are solid. They are very helpful."

Mathivanan Muhilan

Operations Manager, Cyclone

NGen’s TLP sessions help you and your team work together to benchmark your company’s practices against the current best-in-class, then use this learning to choose the optimal course of action for maximizing benefit to your organization.

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Seven Modules

  • Reality Check + Strategy
  • Customer Centric
  • Operational Excellence
  • Leading Change
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Execution
  • Workforce 4.0

Seven Electives

  • Industry 4.0
  • Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • New Product and Process Intro
  • Carbon Strategies
  • Circular Manufacturing

NGen works with academic institutions, companies and organizations teaching a wide range of skills including:

  • Health and safety
  • Specialized technical skills
  • Innovation leadership
  • Literacy fundamentals
  • Digital skills

Access to AMPUP’s catalogue, with support from NGen to build a personal plan, will help you build your company’s customized upskilling roadmap. This helps you onboard, upskill, redeploy, and retain the skilled people you need to achieve your business goals.

What can you expect?

  • An aligned vision for business transformation and a customized roadmap to get you there.
  • A deep understanding of best-in class practices and prioritization of transformation projects based on your unique business situation.
  • Stronger alignment with your customer for greater customer success;
  • Opportunities for continual improvement.

Learn more about NGen’s Workforce Transformation Fund by contacting futureready@ngen.ca

Land Acknowledgement/Reconnaissance des territoires:

NGen’ is located on the traditional territories of many First Nations, including the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas, known today as the city of Hamilton. We at NGen recognize the presence of our staff across Canada, and our work with manufacturers nationwide. Read our full Land Acknowledgement. 

NGen est situé sur les territoires traditionnels de nombreuses Premières Nations, notamment des Ériés, des Neutres, des Hurons-Wendats, des Haudenosaunee et des Mississaugas, connue aujourd'hui sous le nom de la ville d'Hamilton. Chez NGen, nous reconnaissons la présence de notre personnel dans tout le Canada et notre travail avec des manufacturiers à l'échelle nationale. Lisez notre reconnaissance des territoires en entier

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Equité, diversité et inclusion:

The Future Ready Project recognizes and prioritizes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as a fundamental framework for creating a future that is fair, welcoming, and inclusive to people of all genders, races, sexual orientations, gender expressions, faiths, and socio-economic statuses. To improve our EDI approaches, we collaborate with other organizations to adopt best practices and adapt to evolving times and demographics. Although we have a lot of work to do, we are taking an important step forward by making EDI a part of our daily practices. 

Le projet Parés pour le futur reconnaît et privilégie l'équité, la diversité et l'inclusion (EDI) en tant que cadre fondamental pour créer un avenir juste, accueillant et inclusif pour les personnes de tous les genres, races, orientations sexuelles, expressions de genre, croyances et statuts socio-économiques. Pour améliorer nos approches en matière d'EDI, nous collaborons avec d'autres organisations afin d'adopter les meilleures pratiques et de nous adapter à l'évolution du temps et de la démographie. Bien qu'il nous reste beaucoup de travail à accomplir, nous faisons un grand pas en avant en intégrant l'EDI dans nos pratiques quotidiennes. 

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.

Building world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada.