Friday, 26 February 2016

Ontario Budget 2016

The  Ontario Liberal government wants to ensure that college and university students from families that make less than $50,000 will have no provincial debt under a new grant unveiled in its 2016 budget.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Information, Communication, Technology

Entrepreneurship within the sector is likely to grow as stakeholders are noticing that new graduates are opening their own businesses.  Local stakeholders  have stated there is a need to actively encourage and support this within the sector.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Manufacturing

Technology  has become vital to  Windsor.  The use of robotics, machines and software has created a shift in the skill sets that employers are looking for.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Education and Unemployment

For the majority of the unemployed,  the highest level of education is a high school diploma or equivalent.  Few employed hold apprenticeship  or trade certificate/diploma.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Windsor-Essex is on need of a workforce to fill the jobs needed to complete the Gordie Howe International Bridge.   Occupations are being identified as well as potential training and upskilling opportunities.

Windsor-Essex is in need of a workforce  to fill jobs associated with the Gordie Howe International Bridge. 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Logistics and Transportation

One of the prominent themes expressed by employers was the need for truck drivers.  Many companies were actively hiring truck drivers and experiencing difficulties  in finding skilled drivers.

Friday, 12 February 2016

PD DAY - No School

Just a reminder that today, Friday,  February 12th is a PD  day for all Secondary schools, including the Adult Site.
Enjoy the day!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Agriculture Sector

The connection between agri-business and tourism is strengthening  as the "buy local" campaigns are gaining traction  with residents and tourists.   There are many spin-off jobs as well.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Workforce Windsor Essex

Want more job information for Windsor?   Look at job sectors that are likely to be in demand  for 2015-2016 and are expected to continue to be promising  in the future.  Check out Workforce WindsorEssex's 2015-2016 Local Labour Market Plan Update Report.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Job Bank Canada

Looking for a job? Where do you start?  Check out www.jobbank.gc.ca.    You can explore careers by occupation, education, wages, outlooks, skills and knowledge.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Returning to School

People return to school for various reasons.   People who do are able to balance life with the demands of learning.  St.  Michael's offers many supports to help you.  Guidance Services, Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (MHAN),Ontario Works, Nutrition Program, connection to community agencies.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Did you know?

Did you know that in Canada a person without  a diploma  earns only 80% of what a person with a diploma earns.   Some figures suggest that over a lifetime that can be as much as $350 000.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Did you know?

Higher education reduces the risk of experiencing low income and unemployment, regardless of the province.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Did you know?

Higher education is associated with higher earnings,  greater savings and assets, higher growth in earnings, and higher income in retirement.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Did you know?

Over 1 million people in Ontario do not have a high school diploma!
Check out www.getdiplomanow.ca

Monday, 1 February 2016

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PLAR

PLAR is Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. Mature students may obtain credits for prior learning - the knowledge and skill that adults have acquired, in both formal and informal ways outside of school.  This includes first language learning.  Speak to a Guidance Counsellor  about eligibility and referral.

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