Projects & Partnerships
Partnership Activities for 2017-18
Employer One Survey
This is the 5th year for the survey, which engages employers of all sizes and sectors in Hamilton to develop a more accurate picture of labour market demand in our city.
This year we collected responses from a wide variety of industries and included 278 local employers.
LRT In Hamilton: A Career Opportunity
The LRT will create new economic opportunities in Hamilton. It will also create countless jobs. WPH examined the types of jobs and training opportunities that this initiative will create in Hamilton. We connected with the LRT office, Metrolinx and key contractors to identify the skills required and the skill building opportunities available.
Soft Skills Initiative, Phase 3
WPH developed a series of videos that promote the top soft skills in demand as identified by local employers. The 3 short videos, each one focusing on a unique soft skill, with employers discussing why this skill is critical for their sector. These videos will be made available to service providers to use in workshops and in soft skills presentations.
Skills Trades Research
WPH conducted research into shortages in skilled trades to determine the alignment between supply and demand. We worked with new census information and information from the Ontario College of Trades to shed light on skilled trades occupations that may have critical shortages. We re-examined industrial trades with the new data and added research on key trades in motive power and construction. We included an employer consultation component.
On-going WPH Projects
Quarterly LMI Reports
WPH moves from a monthly Labour Force Survey report to quarterly reports.
20th Anniversary Event
We are hosting an event on April 25th to celebrate WPH's 20th Anniversary
Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
WPH continues to work with the YWCA to promote this resource to skilled trades employers.
Regular updates and postings willl be a priority for 2017-18.
Mental Health and Employers event
Details to be announced!
A virtual event was held in October 2017.
LMI Workshops for Counsellors/others
Staff will develop a standardized LMI workshop to be advertised and delivered in an "on demand" basis to employment services, literacy service providers and others.
The newsletter will now include LFS results as a side-bar on every newsletter and has updated our distribution list to include more employers.
WPH is working on a partnership with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to establish an Industry Partnership and promote the Magnet tool.