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Save the Date

Following up on the results of our EmployerOne Survey, where employers expressed a need for stronger soft skills in the workplace, SLWDB will provide two workshops on the non-technical skills required for leadership and management positions. These workshops will create connections between local facilitators and leaders in local health and retail businesses.

Join us for a free half-day workshop for social community service organizations

This half day event will provide attendees with a training workshop on HR strategies focusing on employee retention for organizations and employers in social and community service fields. The second half of the event will explore the benefits of hiring post-secondary students as a recruitment strategy with an informative session presented by post-secondary institutions in… Read more »

Join our team!

The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board (SLWDB) requires the services of a Research Associate. This is a full-time contract position that runs from September 16, 2019 to March 31, 2020 with the possibility of extension based on funding received. The deadline for applications is Friday September 6, 2019 at noon.  Applications can be sent to… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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!

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… Read more »

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… Read more »