Consultation Day

Are you having hiring difficulties? Do you experience retention issues, a skills gap or other related issues? Would you like to talk about how the community could help develop your industry’s workforce?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, let’s get together and discuss the issues and possible solutions. SLWDB is hosting a Consultation Day on November 27 to meet with local businesses in a group setting.

Times: 8:00am, 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Location: Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board
265 Front St North Unit 504
Sarnia, ON N7T 7X1

For more information, contact Laura at laura.greaves@nullslwdb.org or call the office at 519-332-0000.

In-Demand Skilled Trades

We continue to reach out to local businesses and organizations to discuss their experiences hiring people in the skilled trades. Our questions focus on which jobs in the skilled trades are hardest for employers to fill in the local area; whether local employers are experiencing issues in recruiting, training and retaining apprentices and tradespeople; and how local employers are addressing the demand for workers in the skilled trades. We are also interested in hearing their perspectives on apprenticeship training.

If you would like to take part in a focus group or a one-on-one discussion, please reach out to Laura Greaves at  laura.greaves@nullslwdb.org or call the office at 519-332-0000.

Privacy Bootcamp

SLWDB presents a half-day workshop for interested parties on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, including what laws apply, key privacy protections, best practices to follow, and several examples of case studies.

Exciting Business Week Speaker Announcement

You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to listen to an engaging presentation by Michele Romanow, one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs during the Thursday, October 10th Sarnia-Lambton Business Week luncheon!

SLWDB is proud to be one of the Business Boosters for this event, where attendees will hear Michele’s powerful keynote while they enjoy a delicious lunch and receive a complimentary copy of Year of Local: Sarnia Lambton Community Stories.

Last call for next Famous Five Speaker

Join us on Thursday, September 26 at the Famous 5 luncheon to listen to Jennifer Buchanan – health speaker, health entrepreneur and certified music therapist – share her personal journey to success!

SLWDB is one of many sponsors for the Enbridge Famous 5 Speakers Series – an event profiling successful women who speak candidly about their careers and the challenges and triumphs in their personal journey towards successful leadership.

Upcoming Soft Skills Training Workshop

Join us for SLWDB’s upcoming leadership soft skills half-day workshop, led by Mike Desantis, to enhance your leadership skills and maximize performance! The event will take place on Tuesday, October 29 and will run again on Wednesday, October 30 to give everyone a chance to attend at a time that works best for their schedules.

Participants will gain leadership soft skills relating to communication & listening, trustworthiness, critical thinking with emotional intelligence, and employee recognition to implement in their business & help maximize performance.

Harness Today’s Global Talent

SLWDB will be attending the upcoming “Harness Today’s Global Talent” event hosted by Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, Lambton College, and Sarnia-Lambton Local Immigration Partnership that will take place on Friday, September 27th. 

Are you an employer who has faced hiring challenges?  If so, this interactive session will allow you to engage with local and regional experts who will provide practical approaches in exploring international talent.

You will hear directly from local employers who have maximized their potential by creating a diverse team and gain an opportunity to network with Lambton College international students who offer employers a variety of skills and experience.

Next Famous Five Speaker Announced

Join us on September 26th, 2019 at the Famous 5 luncheon to listen to Jennifer Buchanan – health speaker, health entrepreneur and certified music therapist – share her personal journey to success!

SLWDB is one of many sponsors for the Enbridge Famous 5 Speakers Series – an event profiling successful women who speak candidly about their careers and the challenges and triumphs in their personal journey towards successful leadership.

Upcoming Job Fair in London

On September 24, 2019, SLWDB will be promoting Sarnia Lambton alongside the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership while employers, employment agencies and jobseekers from across the region will gather to meet and discover over 1,500 job opportunities at the London and Area Works Job Fair.

Upcoming Workplace Wellness Event

SLWDB is a proud sponsor for the upcoming Workplace Wellness event.

Workplace Wellness has organized an informative, engaging Keynote & Workshop that will help people in any profession or industry, delivered by a renowned, engaging presenter.

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award winning psychology instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. She will speak on resiliency and the growing evidence that elements of resilience can be cultivated, then she will lead a workshop entitled, ‘How to Work with Challenging/Difficult People in Stressful Situations.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite