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Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board Commission de planification et développement de la main d'oeurve d'Elgin, Middlesex, et Oxford

Projects 2013-2014

Literacy & Apprenticeship

Creation of two forms of promotional material to support apprenticeship completion vetted through winners of the local Employer Apprenticeship Awards. The first, a card, that will be distributed to apprentices as part of a package that is given to them when they sign up as an apprentice. It will talk about the academic requirements of apprenticeship – that it can be difficult for some people to complete – and that there is help available in the community via literacy programs.

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The second piece will be targeted to those apprentices who are struggling or have failed their academic portion. The language will be more direct and the goal will be to let the apprentices know that there is support available, in different ways (1:1, small group, online, etc.) and at different times to accommodate schedules.

Manufacturing Study

A look at the sub-sectors in manufacturing identifying whether they have increased, decreased or remained the same during the time between the 2006 and 2011 census. Manufacturing: A Study of Perceptions Issues and Possibilities fr the London Economic Region - August 2013

Workforce Supports for Employers

Creation of a marketing plan and materials to inform area employers about the existing free, high quality, professional employer services offered by ESCLM members, especially the Job Developers Network.

Work-Life Balance Brochure

Creation of a Work-Life Balance Brochure in partnership with the Health Units in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties which will be distributed at annual conference in June. [Read Healthy Work-Life Balance: A guide for Employers]

Ability First Social Media Campaign

Create and implement a social media campaign to promote the hiring and retaining of persons with disabilities.

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Manufacturing Tours

Grade 10 students will have a chance to discover the opportunities available in today's manufacturing sector. Students will tour 2 local manufacturing facilities in Woodstock, 2 local manufacturing facilities London and 2 local manufacturing facilities St. Thomas. They will experience firsthand what it takes to create and build advanced products for the global market.

Oxford Invitational Youth Robotic Challenge

For the Robotic Challenge, 20 teams design and fabricate an ‘assembly’ robot. Skillful design and programming ensure the robot efficiently completes the repetitive task on its own without the assistance of the team members.

EmployerOne Survey

The EmployerOne Survey provides a way for employers to receive reliable local labour market information. The EmployerOne Survey is designed to get this information while respecting employer's confidentiality and limited time. The EmployerOnesurveyallowsemployers, once a year, a chance to communicate an employer's workforce needs directly to stakeholders who provide solutions.

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Unemployment Rate

graph of seasonally adjusted monthly employment rates - for this information in an alternative format, please contact