Announcement of new project: Mentoring program for internationally trained professionals
Workforce Planning Hamilton is please to announce that we have received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to develop and deliver a two year mentoring program for internationally trained professionals (ITPs) in Hamilton.
The program will match mentors from local Hamilton businesses with mentees who are ITPs in a related field. WPH is in the process of hiring an ITP Mentoring Coordinator who will engage employment services and other stakeholders to develop and implement the program. Employment services organizations will help to identify ITPs who will benefit from this opportunity.
WPH is excited to be working with the community on this project, which will give ITPs relevant career experience and help to broaden their career networks.
If you would like to be involved with the project as a mentor or mentee please contact Judy Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 905-521-5777.
National Household Survey 2011 Data Release: Hamilton Highlights
On May 8, 2013 Statistics Canada released the first set of results from the 2011 National Household Survey. Included in the release were the topics of Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethno-cultural diversity.
Below you'll find a report that features highlights of the information for Hamilton. We hope you find this information useful and we'll have another update when the labour-specific information is released on June 26/13.
New project: Understanding the challenges facing experience workers
Unemployed experienced (or mature workers, those 44+) face a unique set of barriers to employment. A new project by WPH seeks to gather information regarding the experiences of workers in Hamilton who are job searching, to aid in the understanding of the barriers that are preventing people from finding work.
The project will include one-on-one interviews with experienced workers, a final report, and an event for employment services staff. We hope to suggest solutions that will aid the community to help experienced workers to be successful in their job search.
If you are over 44, have been unemployed for at least a year and would like to be interviewed for the project please contact
Cyndi Ingle at email@example.com or by calling 905-521-5777.