Community Workforce Development
THE LABOUR MARKET GROUP
At the Labour Market Group we are committed to working with job seekers & employees throughout the region. Working with a variety of community stakeholders, we collect and disseminate relevant information to develop a better understanding of labour market issues and their impacts, generate awareness of existing workforce trends and increase capacity for planning, collaboration and partnerships.
Community Based Partnerships
Designed to empower job seekers by providing them with the training and knowledge they need to make the most of their employment experience. Job seekers receive free training, direction and advice from local employers and service providers on the DO’S & DON’TS of interviews, resumés, and job fairs. Some highlights have included a keynote speaker, an employer panel, a meet and greet with local service providers, and the highly anticipated fashion show for interview and work wear. This event has been held in North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, and Parry Sound.
Local employers in North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, and Parry Sound were able to participate in this one day event to find the qualified employees they need for their organizations, and job seekers to find their ideal job. Some highlights of this event include an on-site professional photographer who shoots professional portraits of the job seekers that they can use on their social media profiles, as well as a keynote presentation from a local employment service provider. These events host employers from a wide range of sectors looking to fill a variety of positions from entry level to professional.
A one day event that provides students and the general public an opportunity to explore the career possibilities within the agricultural industry. Attendees were able to talk to local farmers, sample some of their products, and listen to first-hand experiences about the rewarding day in the life of a farmer. The event aims to bring awareness of local producers in order for younger students who are interested in this industry can become knowledgeable about how to get involved.
This event series was comprised of 3 events aimed at North Bay employers, to encourage and promote employers in sharing and understanding of aboriginal cultures. This will allow employers to tap into the growing population and expand their aboriginal workforce. These events were the Funders Forum: Aboriginal Specific Funding Opportunities, Cultural Awareness & Diversity: Key Resources & Best Practices, and Employer & Aboriginal Youth Meet & Greet.
This project was designed to assist apprentices in five targeted trades, with the successful completion of The Certificate of Qualification. Workbooks were prepared for the apprentices that they could use in self-study or with an instructor. These workbooks included math refreshers, study skills, test-taking skills, and exam readiness for apprentices of General Carpenter, Industrial Maintenance Millwright, Construction Electrician, plumber, and automotive service technician trades. The workbooks became available in March 2015, and can be found on the resources page of this website.