Skills for Success

The Skills for Success (SFS) initiatives will support ongoing Literacy and Basic/Essential Skill Program development objectives by building capacity across cultural streams and delivery sectors; strengthening LBS employment and apprenticeship outcomes, integrating LBS services into the broader workforce development system; and enhancing and expanding blended and fully distance learning opportunities.

The creation of curriculum resources and the development and delivery of service delivery pilots related to the following five initiatives:

  • Workplace Literacy
  • Integration of LBS services to support Better Jobs Ontario
  • Integration of LBS services to support Apprenticeship
  • Underrepresented groups
  • Enhancing and expanding Digital Delivery

Local Labour Market Planning (LLMP) Report

Local labour market data continues to be one of our key service offerings. It provides customized data sets for Simcoe County and Muskoka. The LLMP provides our community partners and key stakeholders with the information required to develop programs that will help address the ongoing labour shortages.

Local Apprenticeship Opportunities

In Ontario, there is a significant need for skilled tradespeople to fill the gap in the workforce. Skilled tradespeople are professionals who are trained in a specific set of skills and specialize in fields such as carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, welding, and other trades.

Support local labour market by providing skilled trades opportunities for local candidates to find local employment.

Create Opportunities for Experienced Workers

In Canada, our population is aging and this means that many experienced workers are nearing retirement age, and there are not enough younger workers entering the workforce to replace them. As a result, experienced workers are becoming more important as employers look to retain their knowledge and expertise.

Supporting upgrading skill development and promoting local employment opportunities will help to remove barriers and increase workforce participation of our Experienced Workers.

Supporting Employer Professional Development and opportunities to hire Experienced Workers.

Workforce Connect Conference

Local employers continue to struggle with labour shortages and find it more and more difficult to attract and retain employees. These issues can be seen happening across the globe and are not unique to Simcoe County and Muskoka. These low unemployment rates have employers looking at innovative ways to hire labour including hiring international students, newcomers, inter-provincial and overseas workers.

Local Inspired Job Fairs

Supporting local job fairs along with community partners and key stakeholders provides employers with innovative hiring opportunities and ways for job seekers to find out more about local employers. In return this supports our local labour market by providing local candidates with the opportunity to connect with local employers and skills development programs.