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Ontario's Workforce Shortage Coalition seeks meeting with Premier Wynne on unpaid interns

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

(TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013) – Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition, which represents employers, educators, students, unions and others, is calling for a meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne to discuss solutions to some of the issues involving unpaid internships. (more…)

Ontario must commit to doubling apprenticeship completion rate

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

(MARKHAM, May 7, 2009) - The Ontario government must protect apprenticeship training during the recession and commit to doubling the number of people who successfully complete apprenticeship programs by 2020, says a new report from business, education and labour leaders. (more…)

More than 300 experts set priorities to address skills shortage

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

(Toronto, May 21, 2008) - More than 300 representatives from business, education, labour and government are meeting today in Toronto to prioritize recommendations to help governments develop comprehensive strategies to address the workforce shortage challenge. (more…)

Skills shortage strategy session - May 21, 2008

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition will be hosting a round-table strategy session on May 21, 2008, at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel in Toronto, to prioritize the steps Ontario must take to avert a skills shortage crisis in this province. (more…)

Ontario budget makes important investments into training

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

(TORONTO, March 25, 2008) - The 2008 Ontario Budget investments into training will help the province produce greater numbers of skilled employees, Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition said today.

 ”The budget measures announced today will help greater numbers of people to get the education and training they need to fulfil their potential,” said Barbara Taylor, the president of Canadore College and chair of the Ontario colleges’ committee of presidents. “The new training and retraining opportunities will help more people find meaningful careers.” (more…)

350 experts meet to discuss skills shortage

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Some 350 representatives from business, labour, education and government gathered today in Toronto to address one of Ontario’s most pressing challenges – the shortage of skilled workers.

View the skills shortage symposium photo gallery.

Hosted by Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition, the purpose of the symposium is to identify solutions to ensure Ontario has the skilled workers it needs to compete in the global economy. (more…)

Ontario faces labour shortage of 360,000 people

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Ontario faces a labour shortage of more than 360,000 people, which threatens many sectors of the economy, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report released today by a coalition of business, education and labour leaders. (more…)

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