Tagged with 'youth'
To better understand the reluctance of youth when it comes to accessing local employment services Workforce Planning Hamilton worked in partnership with the Neighbourhood Action Strategy and youth from identified neighbourhoods in Hamilton.
Focus groups were held with youth and some became "secret shoppers" and visited the Employment Ontario Employment services.
On the whole employment services were ranked as average or very good. There are still areas that can be improved, in particular the services' use of social media.
To positively address the needs of youth who experience barriers to employment, the authors of the report suggest that WPH develop a program that promotes and fosters the building of high-quality relationships between mentor and mentee.
This report is a companion piece to "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy.
Whether you are looking for your very first job, a new job after being laid-off, or a job that is better suited to your skills, you can prepare yourself to succeed by exploring career pathways.
To introduce more young women to the option of a career in the skilled trades, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, with funding from Employment Ontario, presented Tech 2014: Women at Work at Mohawk's Stoney Creek Campus on February 25, 2014. Tech 2014 was organized by Workforce Planning Hamilton, and supported by the Industry Education Council Hamilton.
This information was created for McMaster students who participated in the Hamilton Employment Crawl on May 1 and 2/13. Included is information about what is happening in Hamilton's economy; where are the jobs; where is Hamilton headed; and the key clusters of economic development.
With an increase in employment of over 10% between 2007 and 2012, the health care sector is one of the Hamilton CMA's (which includes Burlington and Grimsby) fastest growing areas of economic development. This report includes an overview of the broad health care sector in Hamilton, information on ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.
This report focuses on youth who are the most likely to fall short of their potential: high school dropouts. They are also known as "youth at risk" because they tend to fare worse in every single important life outcome compared to those who acquire more education. These individuals comprise 10 to 30% of the youth population.
This handout was developed for the participants of the Hamilton Employment Crawl, who are students at McMaster University. Much of the labour market information included can be useful to people of all ages who are looking to be more informed about Hamilton's labour market.
Included: The six areas identified by the City of Hamilton as part of its Economic Development Strategy; Top 10 sectors of employment in Hamiton; Top 10 growth occupations; specific labour market information regarding manufacturing, healthcare, social services, creative industries, public administration and finance.
The goal of this report is to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive Youth Strategy in Hamilton, a strategy that will contribute to the development and expansion of the city’s skilled workforce and prepare us for future challenges.
This report identifies four objectives of a made-in-Hamilton youth strategy: attraction, retention, engagement, and development. Through use of a local environmental scan of written and organizational resources, the report identifies strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in knowledge around these four objectives.
Youth employed in our region most commonly work in sales and service occupations, representing 53% of all youth employment. Occupations in business, finance and administration and trades, transport and equipment operations offer good opportunities for youth in Hamilton.