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Enable AI

Durham College’s Enable AI will be the first summit of its kind in the Durham Region! The one-day conference on June 6th, 2019 is powered by students and designed for industry. Attendees will hear from industry experts, participate in master classes, and receive certification in specialized applications. Click to find out more about the AI … Continue reading

Employing Young Talent

The Employing Young Talent Incentive connects local businesses with young talented workers who recently graduated. Through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the program assists employers who hire a youth (15–29) to work on average 20 hours a week, providing up to $2000 (based on eligibility). The intent is to help small businesses compete, … Continue reading

Poverty in Education

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) partnered with Brock University to learn how poverty impacts education at three DDSB secondary schools. The findings, along with best practices, recommendations and other research on poverty are available in a document entitled “Positive Youth Development Strategy”. View the DurhamRegion.com article.   Read Employment E-News – March 2019 – … Continue reading

Tech Sector Booming

In their latest “Best Jobs in Canada In-demand Jobs 2019 report”, Randstad Canada indicates that tech sector jobs are booming, with developers and system admins in highest demand. Some of the other most in-demand tech-related positions include project and account managers and electrical engineers. Click to read itbusiness.ca article.   Read Employment E-News – March … Continue reading

Disability App

Developmental service agencies in Toronto are launching a travel app to help people with developmental disabilities use transit with more confidence. The app helps with trip planning, real-time info, and step-by-step directions (available this Spring). Learn more.   Read Employment E-News – March 2019 – Career Considerations Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

BRIDGES 2019

Recently, Pam DeWilde – Manager of the Pickering Welcome Centre, participated in BRIDGES 2019 – Achieving Success Through Collaborative Action. BRIDGES 2019 is a Collaboration and Partnership Forum that brings together service provider representatives from multiple sectors across the Greater Toronto Area to share experiences and learn about collaboration and partnership building. This year’s Forum … Continue reading

Newcomer Numbers

According to Statistics Canada, newcomers to Canada are highly educated. In 2017, at least half of newcomers had a university degree. They also comprise 34% of workers in finance, insurance and real estate and 32% in professional, scientific and technical services. Learn more by clicking here.   Read Employment E-News – March 2019 – Career … Continue reading

Trucking Shortages

A critical shortage of drivers is changing the trucking industry. It has never been as difficult to convince workers to drive for long distances. Trucking companies are responding by increasing pay, improving job conditions and encouraging a wider demographic of individuals to pursue a career as a driver. Driver shortages are not new, however, an … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Grants

Incentive grants of up to $8,000 are available to pursue work in the trades. Take a look at some of the grants available: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women Support for women entering, progressing and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented. A taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equiv.) … Continue reading

Women in STEM

Increasingly, a high level of skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are required for today’s Labour Market. Unfortunately, women are still underrepresented in these fields. February 11th was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day presents an opportunity to bring awareness to barriers that prevent and deter girls and … Continue reading

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