Micro-credential programs at Loyalist College offer students increased access to postsecondary education and an accelerated and seamless pathway to employment while filling talent gaps for employers. Our short, intensive micro-credential programs are ideal for job seekers who are ready for entry-level industry training.

By responding to the needs of our industry partners as well as the priorities of our current and prospective students, we are able to connect regional employers with skilled professionals and offer new and innovative programming to our students.

Cannabis Career Launch Micro-Credential Program

This free, four-week micro-credential program provides job seekers with cutting-edge industry training to equip them with hands-on cannabis production skills and the work experience required to gain employment in the cannabis industry.

“The Cannabis Career Launch program offered me extensive training and knowledge into many aspects of the cannabis industry and the confidence I needed to take the necessary steps to be successful in my new career. After completing the 3-week program, I was able to secure a placement at Truss Beverages, which led to a 12-month employment contract. I am extremely fulfilled working with a wonderful team of smart and passionate individuals, earning great wages, with room for advancement.  I’m so happy I enrolled in this program! I’m proud of my accomplishments and highly recommend others with an interest in launching an exciting new career in a challenging and supportive environment do the same.” 

Kristen Moore, Cannabis Career Launch Graduate

Funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. Cannabis Career Launch is part of a series of projects across Ontario that support partnerships between employers and employment and training providers.


Mechatronics Systems Certification Micro-Credential Program

The Mechatronics Systems Certification micro-credential program offered at Loyalist College prepares students for the workforce by providing them with the right combination of mechanical, electrical, and computer software skills to design, implement, and maintain innovative automation systems.  

Students can work towards completing Level One and Level Two Mechatronics Systems certification programs, which are based on Siemens’ globally recognized program, to gain the real-world technical skills required to support automation in Ontario’s mid-sized industries.

Siemens and Loyalist College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and are partnering on this and other initiatives to prepare students for the workforce.