In this blog, we are highlighting how Community Partners and Economic Developers can use regional and local Labour Market Information (LMI) to establish priorities and propose industry training/skills solutions.
Partnership with City of Mississauga: Building Skilled Talent Together initiative
The City of Mississauga Economic Development Office (EDO) encourages an integrated environment where stakeholders have a connected role in the workforce training ecosystem.
On November 21st, 2017, Building Skilled Talent Together Mississauga, was hosted by the City of Mississauga, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC). 100+ participants representing leaders across the advanced manufacturing sector, education, training, industry associations, not-for-profit service and government - to collaborate on Mississauga’s skilled labour gap.
To provide insights on Mississauga’s on-going workforce challenges, ManufacturingGPS Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) is being leveraged to analyze key metrics such as, local manufacturing workforce profile, key occupations and skillset gaps as well as recruitment challenges/trends. Example of LMI report is the Top Hardest Jobs to Fill in Mississauga, jobs are: Production workers/maintenance, engineering, production managers and sales.
With ManufacturingGPS, community partners and economic developers can access LMI to establish local priorities and formulate customized plans. EMC is working with communities across Canada, such as the City of Mississauga, to collect evergreen LMI on an-going basis with the objective to better equip local communities to address skills issues based on industry validated needs. For more information on City of Mississauga initiative you can visit : http://winthehumanrace.ca/
In this context, EMC in partnership with the City of Mississauga is now looking for manufacturing employers to implement Manufacturing Essentials Certification (MEC) Programs – a fully funded initiative designed to help manufacturers increase their workforce productivity and become more competitive in a growing global marketplace.
Manufacturing Essentials Certification (MEC) Programs will provide training for two key occupations (i.e. supervisors and production workers). Mississauga’s cluster activities are scheduled to start in early 2018. For manufacturers that are based in Mississauga, please contact Wendy Gray at email@example.com.
ManufacturingGPS – 2017-18 Labour Market Information at your Fingertips!
ManufacturingGPS: FREE for manufacturers !
EMC is currently seeking manufacturing employer's input to populate ManufacturingGPS database.
To get involved, all you have to do is participate.
The GPS survey should take approximately 5-10 min. to update your data or 20-30 minutes to complete the survey - if this is your first time participating. Data collection can be done by phone or online. Once your GPS survey is completed – you receive instant access to all ManufacturingGPS Benchmarking Reports. If your company would like to be considered as one of the participating organizations, please sign up by clicking here
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ManufacturingGPS is powered by data from over 2,500 Canadian manufacturers and 100+ educators (colleges and universities), and is by far the largest pool of manufacturing LMI data of its kind in Canada. These manufacturers represent all sub-sectors, sizes, provinces, and are organized in 50+ manufacturing regions where you can access LMI live at the regional level.
ManufacturingGPS is a fully searchable LMI system that supports benchmarking, offers skills and capability resources, reports, and an outreach portal to influence and inform competitiveness and growth of manufacturing across the country. With GPS, LMI can be examined at the broader macro level, or can be explored at the micro-level detail, helping industry and partners to track emerging workforce trends and occupational intelligence.
A partnership program is available with manufacturing stakeholders to continuously grow the numbers of participating firms, educators and communities and share LMI resources for sector planning decision making.