Employer Consultations Underway

Throughout the year, we are busy meeting with local businesses to hear about their workforce issues and successes. This is our chance to meet one-on-one with owners to discuss their recruitment and retention strategies, their hard-to-fill positions, any skills gaps that may exist and ways that the Workforce Development Board can support them.

Consultations can be conducted in person or on the phone. All of the responses are confidential and will be used to inform our Community Action Plan and future SLWDB research projects.

If you’d like to take part in a consultation, please reach out to Laura at laura.greaves@nullslwdb.org or call the office at 519-332-0000.

A great turnout at the Age-Friendly Expo

SLWDB was thrilled to sponsor the Employment and Volunteerism neighborhood at the Age-Friendly Sarnia Expo on Thursday, June 13, 2019. We were among many community organizations involved with Age-Friendly Sarnia, which provides information on supports and community services that exist in Sarnia Lambton, creating and maintaining a community that supports everyone, regardless of their age.

Getting Connected Event puts spotlight on Mental Health

SLWDB was proud to take part in Getting Connected 2019 Phase XII, Tri-County Literacy Network’s spring professional development event on June 14.

This morning session brought together Employment Services, Literacy and Basic Skills, Employment & Social Services/Ontario Works, Employment Assistance Services, Chatham Kent Workforce Planning Board and Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board staff for updates on our local labour markets and a panel discussion on mental health supports and services in our communities.

Laura was happy to provide the labour market update for Sarnia-Lambton, alongside Kristy Jacobs, who provided the update on Chatham-Kent.

Career Exploration Day a Success

SLWDB joined more than 70 local employers at the PAIRS Career Exploration Event on Wednesday May 8 at Lambton College. The PAIRS Committee is a partnership between local businesses and local high schools that works to share resources with students across Sarnia Lambton. Attendees were given the opportunity to explore a cross-section of local jobs.

Age Friendly Sarnia Seniors Expo

We are thrilled to sponsor the Employment and Volunteerism Neighbourhood at the Age Friendly Sarnia Seniors Expo on Thursday June 13 from 10-7 at the Sarnia Arena.

We look forward to seeing you there!

AFS Expo Poster

2019 Sarnia Lambton Employer Appreciation Breakfast

Thank you to those employers who participated in cooperative education and learning programs for Sarnia Lambton students this year.

We look forward to celebrating the learning opportunities that you provide and to recognizing the student award winners for their outstanding Career Fair Display Boards at our Employer Appreciation Breakfast, which will be held on Wednesday June 5 at the Holiday Inn.

June 2019 Famous Five Speaker – Marilyn Gladu

We are pleased to announce the June speaker in the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series, Member of Parliament Marilyn Gladu.

Marilyn worked as a professional engineer, Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering and consultant with our local Petrochemical Industries. She is now serving our community
as the Member of Parliament for Sarnia- Lambton, focusing on creating economic opportunities, standing up for seniors, and working with other community leaders on local priorities.

Fanous 5 June Poster

Join us at the Holiday Inn on Thursday June 20, 2019. Tickets can be purchased online at https://marilyngladu.eventbrite.ca for a cost of $40, including the Eventbrite transaction fee and HST.

If you would like to request a vegetarian meal, please contact Vicky Ducharme at famous5sarnialambton@nullgmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

2019 Celebration of Youth Awards

We are very proud to support the YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards again this year!

Recognized regionally as one of Ontario’s most prestigious awards for youth, the Celebration of Youth Awards honour local youth, 17-20 years of age, whose outstanding talents and achievements have made a difference in our community. The awards focus on youth who have demonstrated leadership, sensitivity to others, innovation, development of personal talents, overcoming personal challenge and service to community. Special consideration is given to youth faced with financial barriers.

We look forward to congratulating the winners at the Awards Ceremony on May 9.

Celebration of Youth Banner

Join us on May 8 at Lambton College for the PAIRS Career Exploration Event

We are very excited to be taking part in the PAIRS Career Exploration Event at Lambton College on May 8. Spend time learning about careers in our community from more than 70 employers in our region. Industries showcasing careers include technology, trades, business, health, service, agriculture and community service.

The Partners Active in Resource Sharing (PAIRS) Committee has longstanding roots in Sarnia-Lambton. PAIRS is made up of local corporations who have partnered with local schools to provide supports that benefit both organizations. Each partnership has grown in their own unique way, finding ways to match the needs of the high school with the mandate of the corporation.

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For more information, visit https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/PAIRscareerday/

Next Famous 5 Speaker – Geraldine Robertson

We are pleased to announce the next speaker in the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series. Geraldine Robertson is a woman on a mission. As a survivor of two residential schools in Ontario, she has become an educator and advocate for survivors of residential schools in her home community of Sarnia and across the country. Robertson was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2018 for her work spreading awareness about the impact of residential schools and encouraging survivors to talk about their experience and work towards healing.

Join us at the Holiday Inn on Thursday April 11, 2019. Tickets can be purchased online at geraldinerobertson.eventbrite.ca for a cost of $40, including the Eventbrite transaction fee and HST.

If you would like to request a vegetarian meal, please contact Vicky Ducharme at famous5sarnialambton@nullgmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

Famous5 April 11 Poster