Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Who Can Use It?

Registration on the database section of the website is limited to employers and job seekers in Peel-Halton-Dufferin-Hamilton-Kitchener/Waterloo, Niagara and Haldimand-Norfolk-Brantford areas only at present. Anyone can access information on the website.

apprenticesearch.com provides a template that could be used in any community in Canada. The website is unique because it contains both information about apprenticeship and a matching database.

How can we bring it to our community?

In most communities there are non-profits and other organizations (training institutions, local boards, boards of education, employer groups/associations, Industry-Education Councils) with an interest in working together to alleviate skill shortages. In order for apprenticesearch.com to be effective in a community, the network needs to be in place and be supportive of this initiative. Although one group may take the lead in becoming a local champion (and local administrator) for the website, they will need the cooperation of all parties in the community served to be successful.

If you are interested in investigating how the apprenticesearch.com solution could work for your community, contact the Halton Industry Education Council at 905-634-2575.

Why apprenticesearch.com?

Skill shortages are a persistent problem in the labour market in Canada. The high number of skilled trades people who will be retiring within the next decade will only make the problem worse. This has serious implications in terms of labour market productivity, growth and competitiveness at home and abroad. Ironically this is happening at a time when there is a high number of unemployed youth - who may lack skills or the awareness of where to get them, and how to link up to employers who want to hire people with the right attitude and good skills.

As a result of recommendations made at a December 1998 Apprenticeship Symposium in Halton, the Halton Industry Education Council in partnership with Human Resources Development Canada spearheaded the development of apprenticesearch.com. The website is designed to help connect apprentices and employers. The website has recently expanded to Peel-Halton-Dufferin, Hamilton and Kitchener/Waterloo (includes Cambridge, Guelph, Listowel, Mitchell, St.Mary's and Stratford), Niagara and Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tim Norris sponsored by apprenticesearch.com

This is Tim Norris. He is a Skilled Tradesperson and also a race car driver. Our website sponsors Tim. By doing this we are trying to spark awareness of skilled trades and our programs and services @ www.apprenticesearch.com .

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How can we help you?

Please check out our website for resources and full details on how you can take advantage of our free service.