The Toronto Workforce Innovation Group has just released their 2012 local labour market update. The report is entitled “Toronto’s Opportunities and Priorities – TOP Report”.
This report takes a look at the current characteristics of the Toronto labour force, examines trends in a number of key employment sectors in the Toronto economy and looks at workforce development priorities for the future.
Job seekers, employment service providers and policy makers will all find this report very interesting. You can download a copy in .pdf format here.
The Labour Education Centre is pleased to announce the publication of two new reports:
Both reports were commissioned by the Centre for Workplace Skills.
Financial literacy volunteer tutor Simon Lau presents to LEC LBS class sub-group.
LEC’s full-time English class recently enjoyed a 2-day workshop on “Money Matters.” Sponsored by ABC Life Literacy, the financial literacy workshop discussed:
o Banking Basics
o Budgeting and Spending Plans
o Credit and Borrowing
o Savings and RESPs (Registered Education Savings Plan)
Volunteer tutors employed by a major bank brought enthusiasm and expertise to share with the learners.
LEC’s Employment Service programme has a booth at the 2012 National Job Fair taking place April 4-5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you plan to be at the fair, please feel free to drop by and say hello at Booth #125.
AlphaPlus staffperson Monika Jankowska-Pacyna helping LEC's learners to access our class wiki where our class materials and quizzes are posted daily.
Our thanks go out to Monika Jankowska-Pacyna from the Alpha Plus organization.
For the last few months learners in LEC’s in-house and caregiver Literacy and Basic Skills classes participated in a special enhanced computer training project in “digital literacy” with the Alpha Plus literacy support organization.
Participants learned to use online social media tools like Facebook. The class even setup their own Facebook page! A class wiki was created for class materials and quizzes. They learned about e-mail etiquette, how to “safely” remove a USB stick from a computer, how to share documents using online services like Google Docs, how to make better use of search engines and online mapping tools like Google Maps.
For further information on digital literacy you can visit the Alpha Plus website.
LEC LBS learners take a "healthy eating" shopping trip to a local supermarket!
Last fall, several of LEC’s LBS learners were trained to become “Peer Health Ambassadors” at the Flemingdon Community Health Centre.
Karem Velasco and Yisalva Martinez delivered a workshop to both our “in house” and USW Job Action Centre LBS classes on “Healthy Eating and the Safe Handling of Foods“.
Participants learned about sterilization and cleanliness when handling food, along with nutrition and proper portions for men, women and children.
The class was split into groups of four and each group went to a local grocery store to buy foods from three of the four basic food groups to create a healthy snack to share with the whole class. The cost of the purchases had to be less than $25.
When the groups returned to class, they prepared the food and made short presentations showing the total cost of the snack and the basic food groups used in the snack.
LEC LBS participants thoroughly enjoyed the exercise and had a great deal of fun!
The Don Valley Local Immigration Partnership in partnership with local Employment Service providers will be holding a “Power Breakfast” called “Tapping Into Talent-Leveraging Your Human Resources Through Partnerships” on Thursday, March 30th at 8:30 AM at the Ontario Science Centre.
This power breakfast will provide an opportunity for employers to engage with all three levels of government, industry peers and community agencies to learn about successful models that can assist employers to strengthen their human resources.
The keynote address will be made by Randy McLean, Acting Director of Strategic Growth & Sector Development for the Economic Development & Culture Division of the City of Toronto.
A panel discussion will follow along with opportunities for networking. Special guests include John Carmichael, MP for Don Valley West and Kathleen Wynne, MPP for Don Valley West.
For further information contact 416 421-1495, extension 224 or e-mail email@example.com You can download the (.pdf) flyer here.
Bob Lane, Business Advisor for Centennial College’s “Centre of Entrepreneurship” will again be conducting a presentation on “Starting a New Business: Things to Consider!”
If you are considering starting your own business we highly recommend that you come to this event! Bob has many years of experience advising and coaching new business startups!
This session will take place at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 9th here at the Labour Education Centre. If you plan to attend, please send us an e-mail message at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (416) 537-6532.
The Labour Education Centre will be hosting a hiring and training event for security guards on Thursday, January 26th from 10:00 AM till 12:30 PM.
If you do not currently have your security guard license, training can be provided at a cost of $250. Financial aid may be available for work clothing.
For available openings, you must be willing and able to work in a multi-shift environment.
If you are attending, please bring your resume and be prepared for a formal interview. For further information please call (416) 537-6532 x2224 or e-mail email@example.com
On Thursday, January 25th at 10:15 AM the Ontario Energy Board will be conducting a free information session on making good energy choices here at LEC.
Have you been approached by door to door salespersons offering you “cheap” energy contracts? Learn about your rights as a consumer in these situations.
Would you like to learn more about low income energy assistance? Learn about help that may be available to you.
If you plan to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (416) 537-6532.