Look for our next weekly newsletter on October 8, 2015.
What does WPH believe?
Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!
Youth Employment Engagement Strategy
What makes a service "youth-friendly." What factors would encourage youth to use a local employment service? What type of experience are they looking for when they step through the door? Questions such as these will be answered as part of an exciting new project undertaken by Workforce Planning Hamilton.
A group of youth will be consulted to help with the project and a report will be written on the results. A forum to release the results is planned for January 2016.
If you would like more information please contact Cyndi Ingle: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 905-521-5777.
If at first you don't succeed: Toward an adult education and training strategy for Canada
While Canada's education and training system does a fairly good job in producing highly educated workers, often it does not provide sufficient support to meet the learning needs of adults who may be working but require a "second chance."
In this study authors Torben Drewes and Tyler Meredith find that although investments in education undertaken earlier in life generally provide a higher payoff, returns to education and training appear to remain positive up to age 40.
This suggests a considerable portion of Canada's labour force might benefit from improved access to learning later in life, including the 1 in 7 working-age adults who report having insufficient qualifications for their current job, and the 1 in 5 who lack basic literacy and numeracy skills.
The Leadership Summit for Women (LSW) is presented in partnership by McMaster University with the McMaster Students Union and YWCA Hamilton.
An annual intergenerational community-wide event, the Summit provides the skills, space, and support for all participants, regardless of gender, to reach their full potential as individuals and as collaborative members of a community.