The Sarnia Lambton Immigrant Mentorship Program: This pre-employment program partners skilled immigrants with experienced professionals in local work settings in order to assist and guide immigrants in learning about the Canadian work environment. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the project is aimed at improving the employment outlook for new immigrants while creating a more inclusive community and stronger businesses.
If you are an experienced professional or local employer and are seeking to:
* improve leadership and management skills
* gain a greater sense of cross cultural awareness
* develop a competitive edge for recruitment
* foster satisfaction from knowing that you are giving back to the community
Click on the "Become a Mentor" brochure to learn how to get a mentor partnership started. Click here
If you are a skilled immigrant, having a difficult time finding employment and are looking to gain:
* a better understanding of Canadian work culture and job specific terminology
* increased knowledge of industry specific job search strategies and access to professional networks
* improved self-confidence
* a greater sense of community belonging
Click on the "Become a Mentee" brochure to find out how to apply to become a mentee. Click here
The Ontario Trillium Foundation Awards Grant for Immigrant Mentorship Program
The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board has received funding from The Ontario Trillium Foundation to launch a Sarnia-Lambton Program for Immigrants. This project is a collaborative partnership with the YMCA and the Local Immigration Partnership. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. www.otf.ca
Sarnia Lambton 9.0% - February 2013
Workforce 2020 is our community's strategic workforce action plan.
Want to learn about training and education opportunities that are available in your community? The SLWDB AssetMap is a one-stop shop for finding all the information you need to build your career.
In the news
Making the Case for a Diverse Workforce
Keynote speaker Dr. Leeno Karumanchery spoke on Thursday March 14, 2013 on exploring ways to diversify the workforce. Click here
Nova considering new plant in Corunna
A new plant that Nova Chemicals is considering building in St. Clair Township would help funnel $1.5 billion into the local economy. For full story click here
Head of Canadian Chamber urges local business owners to find solutions to skilled labour shortages.Click here