Skills for Success Forum
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
8:45am – 12:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Ottawa
To register for this free event, contact Courtney Cardenas, Program Coordinator at email@example.com
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Guidance Counsellors
- Career Counsellors
- HR Managers
WHY THEY ATTEND
- Meet fellow colleagues
- Share experiences and learned from others
- Roundtable discussion with industry stakeholders
- Inspired to bring back information and make change
- Meet experts in the field ofSkills for Success and trades and technology training
- Opportunity to acquire new Skills for Success educational resources for your school or workplace
- Apprentices with the Skills for Success they need for their trade are eight times more likely to pass their technical exams
- The level of Skills for Success required in the skilled trade and technology careers is as high or higher than it is for many other jobs.
- Employers report that graduates are coming to their workplace with only 30% of the skills needed for the job
- Canadians aged 16-24 rank below average in their literacy and numeracy skills compared to 23 other countries (OECD, 2012)
- Skills for Success are linked to better performance, which then leads to better quality work, productivity, and retention.
- In Canada, about 28% of your earnings is directly related to your Skills for Success
Having an employee with a higher level of the Skills for Success is much more valuable to potential employers because the individual will have:
- the ability to work in a team setting
- a greater aptitude in problem solving
- better customer service skills
- an ability to adapt to change
- an advanced knowledge of numerical skills, including estimation, budgeting and calibrations
- an attention to safety
Skills shortages remain a significant challenge for Canada. Our country supports initiatives that help ensure Canadians have the Skills for Success needed to participate fully in the labour market and in their communities.