New Models for Engagement – Connecting People, Employers and Jobs
OACC recently found out about this event from a member and encourages you to consider attending. It may be beneficial to your college.
DATE: January 28, 2010 TIME: 7:45 to 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Delta Chelsea Hotel Toronto
COST: $99 for Canadian Urban Institute Members, $125 non members
SPEAKERS: Hon. John Milloy, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
Toronto is at the centre of one of the fastest growing economic regions in North America. It is an attractive city for new immigrants, as well as to youth from rural areas in search of better employment opportunities. However, Toronto’s job market is in transition, changing from a centre for manufacturing to a region providing quality, innovative services in the financial, hospitality, education, health and administrative areas. Toronto is also one of the centres for the information and culture industries.
As the market changes, how can employers find the people they need and who exactly is it that they are looking for? What are the key industries that will be growing in the future and what skills will those industries require?
The government of Ontario is actively engaged in policy and program development to ensure an efficient match between the demand and supply sides of the labour market. In order for them to be successful, the government needs to engage with employers in an on-going dialogue. Employers also need to have current and appropriate labour market information to help make sound business decisions. This half-day symposium aims to create an ongoing forum for employers and the government to engage and communicate about how to make this happen.
The Hon. Minister John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Minister of Research and Innovation will be playing a central role at this event, which is presented by the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI).
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