The Local Employment Planning Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and the Apprenticeship Network, is in the process of offering 5 apprenticeship sessions with service providers. We held our first session in Oxford County, the second one in Elgin County, the third one in London, the fourth in Middlesex County, and one more will be held in London on November 18th, 9:00 am to noon, in the 6th Floor boardroom at 141 Dundas Street.
Participants are getting information from MAESD on the apprenticeship system and on the resources available at http://www.theapprenticeshipnetwork.com. We are following these presentations with some facilitated discussion to dig a little deeper into questions providers have about the apprenticeship system, and supports they feel they may need.
We will be looking to balance these consultations with service providers with input from employers, as the supply of skilled tradespersons is critical to the London Economic Region.