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At a recent SIG event in Chatham Kent, many local manufacturers are aware of the coming shortfalls for skilled labour in Ontario. There is a link below to a free workshop that can aid in helping manufacturers bridge this gap.
From the Conference Board of Canada Report in 2007,
"Our estimate is that in 2025 Ontario could face a shortfall of 364,000 workers."
For those of you who may be investigating strategies now to aid with minimizing the impact of this shortage, Ontario's 24 publicly funded colleges have partnered with CONNECT Strategic Alliances. Established by the college presidents and board chairs, CONNECT connects industry, business, communities and government to the education and training…
As part of the September SIG event, Joeanna Demarco-Bolce from MEDT promised to send along a few documents for our members to review.
This is great information for those of you whom might be interested in supplying this industry.
The first fall event in Chatham-Kent proves to be a call to arms for manufacturers in the area. Thanks to NH Global Design Inc. for hosting this event!
The first fall SIG Event for Chatham-Kent was hosted by NH Global Design Inc. in Chatham and the focus of this event was Business Planning….Survival for today and beyond under the pressures of:
- Local operating costs (taxes, energy costs, commodities etc)
- Low profit margins and the effects on local retention and quality of life for employees
- Legislative obligations and seemingly out of sync with the need to stimulate manufacturing (i.e. bill 168)
- Lack of exposure to diversify into other…
I just wanted to take a moment to thank the consortium members for their warm welcome upon the announcement of my role in Chatham-Kent and Windsor Essex with EMC.
Although I'm new to the consortium, I'm not new to manufacturing in the area and am really looking forward to supporting the manufacturers in this community. In the coming months, we have some fabulous events scheduled and I'm hoping to get an opportunity to meet those of you I don't yet know. I will also be contacting member…
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