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Trades Shortages and Bias

According to a recent Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, women have made only marginal gains in the trades from 2008-2018. In 2008, 934,000 people in Canada were working in industrial, electrical and construction trades. Women accounted for only 34,600, or 3.7% of those positions. In 2018, the number of people working in the trades shrank … Continue reading

Survey Says Skills Training

A recent HSBC survey found that investing in training has become an important focus for Canadian businesses. Outlined in the report, Navigator: Made for the Future, are the results of a study that surveyed twenty-five hundred business leaders in various countries. Two hundred of the decision makers were from Canada. Almost half of the Canadian … Continue reading

Tech and Innovation in the Durham Region

Durham Region is home to a growing and thriving tech sector! On June 6, Durham College’s (DC) AI Hub held the Enable AI Summit, the first of its kind in Durham. In October, DC will host Global CyberLympics. It’s a big deal! Teams from all over the world will participate in an online cyber security … Continue reading

GM and Unifor Investment

In early May, Unifor and GM announced a $170M investment that will save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs at GM’s Oshawa Plant. GM Canada President, Travis Hester, alongside Unifor National President, Jerry Dias, announced a “Transformation Agreement” that includes financial support for employee retraining and the launch of a Job Action Centre. Supported by … Continue reading

Demand in Trades

There is a huge demand for individuals in skilled trades – and the pay is higher than average. Earn $25-30/hour as a mason, carpenter, contractor or farmer. Learn more about trade positions that are in demand now!   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 – School is Almost Out! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Laid Off? Need Training?

If you have been laid off and are thinking of going back to school in January, Second Career could be for you! Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and… Explore careers that are right for your experience and skill set Gain assistance in career guidance Obtain support in the exploration and application … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

An opportunity for newcomers to find the perfect volunteer opportunity! Speakers and local community organizations will provide insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community, Not a newcomer to Canada? You’re welcome too! Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa Wednesday, October … Continue reading

Soft Skills for Success

A recent Child Trends Report, Key Soft Skills that Foster Youth Workforce Success examines workplace outcomes and the connection to soft/human skills. Strong evidence indicates that the following five skills increase workforce success among youth ages 15 to 29. 1. Social Skills 2. Communication Skills 3. Higher-order Thinking 4. Self-control 5. Positive Self-concept Visit ChildTrends.com … Continue reading

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