Could your business use an extra employee over the next 7 months? Could you use some help with their wages? You may qualify for funding from the Ministry of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The program is called Youth Career Focus. This project creates meaningful career-orientated employment opportunities for recent graduates from Canada's post secondary institutions. Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and employers must provide them an opportunity to gain experience and develop their employment skills working within the broader Canadian Steel Industry.
The 2012 Skills Canada - Ontario skills competition was a resounding success with thousands of students from across the province contributing displays of world-class skill. From brick-laying to welding, students competed and tested their metal against peers while thousands looked on. CSTEC provided information on occupations in the steel industry and challenged students with their own version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with steel industry-related questions.
The Glendale Secondary School Career Fair was an opportunity to expose 1000 students from grade 9 through 12 to various occupations and organizations in the Hamilton community. Over 30 career / volunteer information tables offered an opportunity for young people to explore and discover what Hamilton has to offer. These events create student awareness as well as recruit a future workforce.
The Mohawk College Openhouse is an annual spring event open to the public to showcase the College’s four campuses, its programs and labs. It is a great opportunity for parents with teenagers in tow to discuss their options, visit the classrooms to see the hands-on equipment and talk with both instructors and current students.