Projects & Partnerships
Partnership Activities for 2016-17
Employer One Survey
This is the 4th year for the survey, which engaged employers of all sizes and sectors in Hamilton to develop a more accurate picture of labour market demand in our city. Through outreach and partnerships WPH engaged 238 employers to complete the survey, during the month of January 2017.
Employer Access to Tools and Resources
WPH will research and develop a plan for the implementation of an online hub for employers to host employer-focused resources. A final report will document the findings of our consultative work, background research into other employer hub models and lay out recommendations for implementation.
Soft Skills Research, Phase 2
Phase 2 will work with employers and service providers to develop a strategy, and tools and resources to assist employers to identify and build appropriate soft skills for their workforce.
A career forum for youth and other job seekers was held on October 24, 2016 at the Stoney Creek campus of Mohawk College to promote the many careers in the manufacturing sector. Over 180 students attended, and 9 employers participated. The day included hands on displays and tours of Mohawk College. Feedback from students, teachers and employers was positive. There was a strong desire on the part of parnter organizations to continue this event with a focus on middle school students.
On-going WPH Projects
Help Wanted Hamilton: Vacancy Reports
WPH continues to release quarterly vacancy reports. Similar data will soon be available for the supply side. Vacancy and the Labour Force Survey are being redesigned and rolled up into a quarterly report format.
Connect to Careers Job Fair
WPH is a partner on this project with McMaster, Mohawk, and Redeemer. The job fair was held on February 2, 2017 with 148 employers participating and close to 1500 job seekers in attendance.
Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
A partnership with the YWCA, this project researched strategies that better support an improved workplace culture for women working in non-traditional occupations in skilled trades. WPH provided research and data analysis support for the project. The project take place over three years. An event launching this project was held on September 13, 2016, with 40 people in attendance. Throughout the fall of 2016 the tools and website were promoted to employers and other associations. The project ended in December 2016. A final report was prepared and submitted by the YWCA to close the project. WPH and the YWCA continue to promote and support this toolkit.
This site which provides a comprehensive listing of employment, training and upgrading programs in Hamilton has been recently upgraded. A marketing campaign insured that the Hamilton community realizes that the site is available to both service providers and the general public. www.winhamilton.ca
Find your Future workshops
WPH continues to carry out bi-weekly workshops for Ontario Works clients
WPH promotes the site in partnership with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce