Vol. 2, Issue 4, February 28, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Careers in the Trades event, March 4/19; Industry input needed for Autobody and Collision Damage Repairer Program at Mohawk College; Celebrate International Women's Day by attending the YWCA's Spring Entrepreneurial Tradeshow!
Careers in the Trades, March 4/19
Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades. Presented by VPI working solutions in partnership with St. Charles Adult Education Centre and Workforce Planning Hamilton. 

Attend presentations, visit information booths and network with employers. Attendance is free, but space is limited.

Register today to reserve your spot.

When: Monday, March 4/19 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: St. Charles Adult Education Centre, 150 East 5th Street, Hamilton, L9A 2Z8

Participating Organizations:

  • Advanced Welding Techniques Inc.
  • Bruno’s Schools of Hair Design
  • Canadian Tire
  • Immigrants Working Centre
  • Liberty For Youth
  • Mohawk College
  • Rosko Residential Construction
  • Salon Disalvo
  • The John Howard Society of Canada
  • Threshold School of Building
  • Workers Health & Safety Centre
  • And more!

Autobody and Collision Damage Repairer 
Program at Mohawk College

Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) reports that Mohawk College has approached industry with a proposal to create an 8-month fee-payer training program for the Autobody and Collision Damage Repairer trade. 

This training will include the Level 1 apprenticeship curriculum and has the opportunity of delivering more training based on industry demand. 

The College is looking for industry support, in writing, that their program meets industry needs and that industry will be doing their best to hire the students at the end of the program. 

Classes scheduled for Mohawk College starting on March 4 in apprenticeship are already full.

Areas of interest or technology changes that local shops are asking for, can be inserted into the curriculum to enhance the skill level of graduates to improve work-ready performance and better meet the training needs of a modern shop. 

Interested employers are invited to a meeting to discuss this opportunity. 

When: Monday March 25/19, Room A104 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Where: Mohawk College, Stoney Creek campus, 481 Barton Street, Stoney Creek, L8E 2L7

For more information please contact John Norris: johnnorris@ciia.com
YWCA Spring Entrepreneurial Tradeshow, March 8/19
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Celebrate International Women's Day by shopping at the YWCA's Spring Entrepreneurial Tradeshow!

Products and services offered by entrepreneurs from Hamilton, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo and graduates from the YWCA's Business Programs.

When: Friday, March 8/19 from 3:00 pm. - 6:00 pm.
Where: YWCA Hamilton Auditorium, 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton

Entrance is by donation: cash or canned food donated to the Transitional Living Program.

For more information contact Victoria Bularda:  VBularda@ywcahamilton.org or call: 905.522.9922 ext. 313 
Labour Force Information, Hamilton, January 2019
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