On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Workforce WindsorEssex’s LEPC team launched two new online tools and hosted a Workforce Summit event. The event brought together local employers to better understand our region’s aging workforce, exchange ideas, and learn workforce planning strategies from guest speakers.
Speakers at the Workforce Summit presented on key topics relating to an aging workforce, including knowledge transfer, engaging an aging workforce, offering benefits to older workers, and succession planning.
We have also created an online information hub for employers and older workers. The hub provides information about government services and programs, highlights volunteer and micro-employment opportunities, as well as sharing other 3rd party resources that will help older workers and employers find a path forward during this transformative time.
Online Sector Dashboard To help employers and the community understand the retirement wave and better navigate labour market information by sector, Workforce WindsorEssex has launched an online Sector Dashboard. This resource contains a dozen interactive dashboards that allow users to pull sector/sub-sector level statistics about the supply and demand of the workforce, including job automation predictions.
Users can interact with and download sector and subsector level data pertaining to business counts, workforce demographics, incomes, education, projected retirements, post-secondary enrollment, job postings, and job automation potential. Through the tool, users can also learn more about other Workforce WindsorEssex research and tools.
Workforce WindsorEssex held a press conference at LiUNA625! to announce 6 new tools and resources, all focused on the Skilled Trades.
To encourage apprenticeship careers in our region, Workforce WindsorEssex is working with our partners to provide labour market tools, research, guides and events that will help people learn more about the rewarding career opportunities available in the skilled trades.
The new resources announced include:
A writtencareer guidethe 26 in-demand skilled trade occupations in construction, motive power, industrial (manufacturing) and service sectors.
On March 5, 2019, Workforce WindsorEssex hosted the first ever Test Drive Day in the region, where over 800 students toured 18 employer workplaces that employ apprentices and journeypersons in all four Skilled Trades sectors: construction, industrial (manufacturing), service and motive power.
To view more photos from the day please visit our website:
Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership Success Story:
2018-2019 marked the 10 year anniversary of the Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership. In November 2008, the City of Windsor was given the lead for the WE LIP initiative by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. In January 2009, the first council meeting was held with an assembly of committed stakeholders working towards a common goal of creating a welcoming community for newcomers to Windsor-Essex.
To recognize a decade’s worth of collaborative accomplishments, WE LIP hosted the 2019 Annual Community Forum and 10 Year Celebration on February 19, 2019 at the University of Windsor’s Windsor Hall. Over 90 WE LIP Council and community members were in attendance to hear remarks from speakers.
To view this full story and access previous WE LIP success stories, please visit the WE LIP Web Page:
Mapping Tool Launch- WEmap jobs As part of our WEmap LMI project, we have launched a new and improved mapping tool called WEmap jobs that makes the process of finding your next job, planning your commute, or accessing employment related services in Windsor-Essex easier than ever.