The employer interviews and focus groups that Workforce Planning Hamilton staff undertook as part of the In-Demand Skills Trades project have recently been completed.
WPH thanks the over 100 local employers in Motive Power trades; Construction Trades; Industrial Trades; and Service Sector trades (ie. Hairstylists and Barbers; ECE, Social and Community Service Workers, Chef/Cook, and Horticulture) who shared their challenges regarding the apprenticeship system and suggestions for improvements.
Their valuable feedback will be shared in a report to the Provincial Government who requested the study.
A report to the community on our findings will be available in March.
As part of the project eight booklets have been developed on the various sectors that share a description of the sectors and sub-sectors, key indicators, how many people work in the field in Hamilton, and prevalent industries.