May 27, 2019
For Immediate Release
Summit Offers Employers Solutions to Attract, Train, & Retain Workforce
Victoria, BC -- The first of its kind in BC and in Canada, the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT) is hosting an Employer-Employment Expert Summit on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Pacific Gateway Hotel Vancouver Airport. This Summit is intended to bring employment experts and employers together to meet the workforce needs of British Columbia by connecting them with pre- and post-employment supports and training available in their communities. Employers are invited to register at aspect.bc.ca/summit.
“ASPECT member organizations have long-been local employment experts for pre-employment training and supports,” states ASPECT CEO, Janet Morris-Reade, “but in today’s labour market employers are struggling to find the right workers and keeping them at their companies. The Summit will showcase what services are available to them to support finding workers and training them after they’re hired.”
The agenda for the day is as follows.
9:00-10:00 Welcome & Keynote: Preparing Canadians for the Changing Economy & Future of Work
10:00-10:30 Networking Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Breakouts Panels & Workshops: Using Big Data to Meet Labour Market Conditions, Ingenious Hiring: What Big Business is Doing, Business Case for Inclusive Hires: President's Group
11:30-12:30pm Breakout Panels & Workshops: Future Skills Centres Projects, Modern Recruitment Strategies
12:30-2:00 Lunch & Keynote: Chris Atchison, President of the BC Construction Association " The BC Builder's Code: Creating a Harassment-Free Work Site"
2:00 - 3:00 Breakout Panels: The Business Case for Hiring Youth & Millennials, Immigrant Workers, Indigenous Workers
3:00-3:30 Networking Coffee Break
3:30-4:30 Keynote Speaker: Christian St. Cyr, Publisher of the BC & Ontario Labour Market Report and Working on the West Coast expert on the Lynda Steele Show on CNKW Radio "The New Normal: Brace for Impact"
4:30pm Networking Reception
The Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT) provides leadership, education, advocacy, and public awareness in support of community-based workforce development service providers. We work with government and stakeholders to ensure that the needs of those seeking a meaningful and sustainable livelihood are met.