Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board is hiring for positions with the Local Employment Planning Council pilot project. These include a Communications Officer and Project Offiers for Elgin County and Middlesex County. Applications for the Communications Officer and Middlesex Project Officer will be accepted until January 4th. Applications for the Elgin Project Officer will be accepted until January 8th. [Read Communications and Middlesex Postings]
Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board awarded $96,100 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for Local Immigration Partnerships TV Series. [Read Media Release]
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
Ontario's workforce is our most valuable asset. As the economic environment evolves, so do the skills needs of employers. Experience shows that employer involvement in training improves business performance.
On March 28, 2014, Ontario signed the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement with the federal government. The agreement is a key source of funding for new initiatives to help Ontario's employers develop their workforce through employer-led training. [Job Grant Program Website]
Ability First Social Media Campaign Launched
The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board is partnering with the Ability First Coalition in creating and launching a Social Media Campaign. The Ability First Coalition brings employers together to share success stories, best practices and experiences related to hiring and retaining persons with disabilities.
Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding Announcement
The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board announced the launch of the Ability First Social Media Campaign today, thanks to a $19,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). [Read Media Release]
Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award for 2012
The London Police Service has received an award - the "Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award for 2012". The award acknowledges the outstanding commitment of the London Police Service in providing experiential opportunities to Ontario high school students. This nomination was submitted by Kathryn Tull, Youth Projects Manager of Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board, and the award is granted on behalf of the Provincial Partnership Council.
WISE5 - Media Release - May 18, 2011
Immigrants are more likely to be self-employed compared to Canadian-born, but recent immigrants are less likely to be self-employed than those who arrived 20 years ago or more. At the same time, professional immigrants face barriers to working in their fields. A new study funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada will examine factors that may account for this decline in self-employment. It is called Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship or Wise5 for short.
SLOME 2011 - Media Release
SLOME2011, one of Southwestern Ontario’s premier youth career exploration days, is an independent not-for-profit project of The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board, which partners youth and business. It enables youth to sample careers they may not have considered before and gives them an opportunity to experience the transferable skills required in today’s job market and how science, technology and the trades relates to careers. Read more
April 11, 2011 - Research Findings of "Electronic Youth - Creating the Current"
What are the primary electronic communications tools being used by youth to find jobs? How do youth use these tools to share information about jobs? What attracts youth to a job posting? You are invited on May 3rd, 2011 at 4:30pm in the London Convention Centre Theatre to the presentation of the research findings of the 6 month research project, “Electronic Youth-“Creating the Current”, that answers these questions [Read more]
Electronic Youth Survey - February 8, 2011
February 8th, 2011 - Youth are greatly concerned about future employment opportunities. Employers want to hire the right person for the job. Clearly, a gap exists between an employer’s and a young jobseeker’s job expectations. The researchers invite youth ages 15-29 to take part in the survey to bridge the divide. [Read Survey]
2011 Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award Steelway Building Systems receives 2011 Employer Champion Award.
London Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills
Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Training is an employer based training project designed to ensure that employees have the foundational skills to function effectively, efficiently and safely in their jobs. It is delivered in or supported by the workplace and includes workforce upgrading, occupational and job-specific training.
The Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board is the contract holder for this training program in partnership with the United Way, the City of London, London Public Library, the Employment Sector Council of London Middlesex, Literacy Link South Central and Fanshawe College. London Hospital Linen Services Incorporated is the workplace partner for this pilot workplace literacy project. [Media Release]
Electronic Youth - January 13, 2011
Since 2008 it has been recognized by the Workforce Planning and Development Board that opportunities for youth need to be created and that employers need to have access to qualified pools of candidates that exist in their region. The project will be coordinated from the board’s location in London, Ontario with the help of Project Coordinator Chad Callander and four Research Associates: Jenna Murphy, Ria Urbi, Denny Timm and Chris Circelli. The funding for the project is provided by Service Canada. [Read Media Release]
High School Students Build Wooden Christmas Tree
November 23, 2010 - As part of Experiential Learning Week, the students from the Construction Technology Department of A.B. Lucas Secondary School built a Christmas Tree to be part of the London Chamber Mega Business After 5 networking event. London Chamber members are being asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Business Care Food Drive and the student built tree will be the focal point for the food donations that are brought that night. [Read Article]