GTTI was established in 2006 as a not for profit organization that would create access to innovative learning opportunities in Georgina. We have accomplished our mandate and continue to thrive, year after year, as we introduce new programs that address the needs and aspirations of the individuals and community we serve.
In 2007, Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI) began renovations to an old grocery store on Baseline Road in order to create a training facility that would be available to the public.
The Training Centre is our local facility in Sutton West, which hosts digitally-equipped instructional spaces, administrative offices, a multi-purpose shop area, and advanced technologies for learning. Many of our courses are taught within the building, which offers a computer lab, access to high speed Internet, a welding suite, forklift training, facilities for small engines repair, carpentry and much more.
On March 31 2020, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and the Provincial and Municipal governments signed a funding contract with GTTI to establish the GTTI Skilled Trades Institute (GTTI-STI) in Georgina.
Phase one is to establish a permanent location for the GTTI-STI and prove the concept over a three-year period by training 240 students each year in 8 Trades, including, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry, Cabinetry, Flooring, Roofing and Drywall.
As part of the curriculum, students will be building and finishing bugalows to be sold within Georgina, York Region and surrounding areas. The average size of the bungalows will be under 1,100 square feet.
Through this innovative training model, all graduates of the GTTI-STI will be work- ready or go on to further apprenticeship training.