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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (August 13/15)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

You are invited! Competitive Edge: The central importance of essential skills to Canada's economic future

chalkboard-teacher-lecture.jpg You are invited to help WPH celebrate Lifelong Learning Week!

Workforce Planning Hamilton understands the important of lifelong learning and is supportive of the Adult Basic Education Association's yearly Lifelong Learning Week initiative.

Did you know?

Forty per cent of our workforce does not have the essential skills - including language, literacy and numeracy - needed to apply their technical skills and knowledge at globally competitive levels. 

It is time for us all, employers, service providers and workers, to better understand the essential skills.

Don't miss your opportunity to learn from Scott Murray, an Essential Skills expert, who runs DataAngel Policy Research Incorporated.

Scott will be speaking about  the importance of upgrading the Essential Skill levels of the Canadian workforce to ensure that the entire workforce can apply their technical skills and knowledge to globally competitive levels.

Space is limited, register today!

China trade mission information and networking session
The Hamilton Chinese Business Association is one of the supporting organizations of the Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association (CGTCBA), which will be conducting their 3rd bi-annual Trade Mission to China between November 21 and December 4, 2015.

If you are a small or medium sized business looking to begin or expand trade with China, attend this FREE information session to learn more about the two-week mission taking place later this fall.

The Mission will promote and showcase Canadian products, expertise and services in the following sectors:

* Finance & Investment
* Real Estate Development
* Education & Training
* Manufacturing
* Health products & Medical device (will attend a trade show)
* Franchise
* Business Services and others

Information Session:

Date:          August 20, 2015 (Thursday)
Time:          8.00am - 9.30am
Venue:        Hamilton City Hall
                   Room 192 (1st Floor)
                   71 Main Street West
                   Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5

For further information and to register, please contact:
Mr. Max Zhou (905) 928-5312 or cclservices@gmail.com
Mrs. Lilian Kwok (905) 525-8188 ext 227 or lilian.kwok@nationsfreshfoods.ca
or email: Hcba@hcba-canada.com

Supported by: City of Hamilton, Economic Development Office
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777



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