Vol. 7, Issue 3, July 26, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Employers: Help WPH plan a great Manufacturing Day for 2018; Be part of Disabilities Mentoring Day; Find out more about McMaster Job Shadowing Day.
Let's plan Manufacturing Day, 2018!
Workforce Planning Hamilton is planning a Manufacturing Day event which will bring together students and local advanced manufacturing employers during October 2018. 

Evidence from Manufacturing employers shows that manufacturing businesses are facing significant recruitment and retention challenges.

Manufacturing Day takes place on October 5, 2018. 

On October 24, 2016 WPH presented Focus on the Future: Hamilton's Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair at Mohawk’s Stoney Creek campus. Over 200 middle and high school students viewed interactive displays by 15 employers, toured Mohawk College, and tried hands-on activities. A site was created to share information: http://www.mfgdayhamilton.ca/

Hamilton Manufacturing Week was presented from October 23-27, 2017 in partnership with Edge Factor. The goal of this virtual event for students, teachers, and parents was to increase the awareness of the manufacturing sector.

A free Rock MFG DAY Kit was shared with high school teachers so that they could inspire their students and to reach parents.

Please take 3 minutes to share your ideas on what Manufacturing Day (or week) will look like in 2018.

You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mfgdayham
Disabilities Mentoring Day October 24/18

Disabilities Mentoring Day takes place on October 24 th

This is an opportunity for employers to share your experience and knowledge with mentees.

Businesses are invited to participate in this unique opportunity which enables qualified individuals to experience the workplace and gain first hand insight from willing employee mentors.

This is YOUR opportunity to establish strategic partnerships, and gain access to a valuable talent pool.

For more information please contact:

Jennifer Gorman
905.941.5645 | jennifer@dolphin.ca
Registration is open now:

Mentees (persons with a disability) can apply:  online Mentee Registration form or download and fill out the 2018 DMD Mentee Application PDF.

Mentors apply: complete Mentor Registration form or download and fill out 2018 DMD Mentor Application PDF.

Visit the site for more information.
McMaster University Job Shadow Program
Help McMaster shape the next generation of leaders. 
The job shadow program provides employers with an opportunity to connect with emerging student talent and gain the leadership skills and personal satisfaction that comes from sharing your knowledge and experiences. McMaster students and alumni will be provided with an opportunity to shadow an industry leader and explore a “day in the life” of a particular career. 
Job shadows take place from October 9th to October 12th, 2018 and are a minimum 2-day commitment for hosts and students.  
T o confirm your participation, please complete a Registration Form .
For more information or questions, please email mentoring@mcmaster.ca .
Labour Force Information, Hamilton
June 2018
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca