Employer Feedback Survey

Literacy Link South Central is developing a toolkit to help small and medium-sized businesses attract and retain apprentices. This toolkit will also demonstrate how LBS programs can support apprentices in completing their training and passing the Red Seal Exams. Your feedback is essential to ensure the toolkit meets your needs. Please share your insights by completing the Employer Feedback Survey at: Employer Feedback Survey

First Employ Project

Nokee Kwe, the London Chamber of Commerce (LCC), and Libro Credit Union are pioneering the new First Employ Project. It aims to enhance inclusive economic growth by leveraging the Indigenous workforce’s strengths. The project, established in response to local businesses’ struggles recruiting and retaining Indigenous talent, aims to improve hiring norms and create culturally sensitive work environments. By way of a survey, assessing businesses’ reconciliation efforts and developing bespoke resources, the initiative hopes to inspire further workforce development partnerships and similar models elsewhere.

Learn more: First Employ Project

Aegis Program

Community Employment Services is excited to share that the Aegis program is returning this June, offering a fantastic opportunity for those passionate about childcare in Oxford County.

Program Details:

  • Dates: June 3rd to June 13th
  • Location: Community Employment Services, Woodstock
  • Cost: FREE

What You’ll Gain:

  • Essential skills and resources to start your own home daycare
  • Certifications in Food Handling, WHMIS & Health and Safety, and First Aid & CPR


  • Work from home and be your own boss
  • Address the community need for more childcare spots
  • Ideal for newcomers, new moms, or anyone who loves working with children

Contact Information: For more details, reach out to Yukti Arora at yarora@cesoxford.ca or visit the Woodstock Office.

Don’t miss this chance to turn your passion into a fulfilling career. Secure your spot today!

Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Starting July 8, 2024, the London Training Centre is offering a fully-funded Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program, courtesy of the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development. This program is perfect for those working in the culinary industry or anyone looking to start a culinary career. Gain essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in hospitality. Due to high demand, apply soon!

London Multicultural Festival

Celebrate diversity at the London Multicultural Festival, the city’s largest community-based multicultural event! Held outdoors at Rotary Square, Talbot Street, and Jubilee Square, this free, family-friendly festival features live performances, ethnic cuisine, and unique cultural experiences. 

Pitch Your Plan


The Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership is proud to launch another “Pitch Your Plan” Youth Business Competition!

Do you know a student between Grades 7-12? Have they been thinking about building a business? Do they already have a new idea for a service or product in mind? Now is their chance to show off their entrepreneurial spirit and win a new CHROMEBOOK!

Submit the business plan + contest entry form to info@investinmiddlesex.ca by July 5th, 2024 @ 8:00pm. All business plans will then be adjudicated by a collective of business professionals, who will be eager to review and provide feedback on all submissions.

Please note that a guardian signature will be required with an applicant’s submission if they are under the age of 18. For more details regarding contest guidelines and applications, please visit: https://www.investinmiddlesex.ca/articles/press-releases/middlesex-workforce-development-partnership-launches-pitch-your-plan-youth

2nd Annual Trades Awareness Day

LiUNA Local 1059 is hosting their 2nd Annual Trades Awareness Day on May 25th!

This event is for people who enjoy working with their hands and want to learn about careers in skilled trades. It’s also great for those with construction experience who want to learn about the benefits of union jobs.