Skilled trades job seekers and employers invited to VCCS Skilled Trades Day

By Lindsay Advocate

Those looking for employment in the skilled trades sector are invited to VCCS Employment Services' Skilled Trades Day on March 21.

Skilled trades job seekers and employers are invited to check out the VCCS Employment Services Skilled Trades Day on Thursday, March 21. Running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at VCCS (Whitney Town Centre, 370 Kent St W, Lindsay), this event is a platform for industry professionals, job seekers and community members to connect, network and explore opportunities in the skilled trades sector.

Skilled Trades Day promises an enriching experience with a variety of activities tailored to the needs of both employers and job seekers. Employers are invited to drop in to a complimentary breakfast between 7am and 9am. All attendees, including job seekers and employers, will get invaluable networking opportunities and a dynamic job fair promoting awareness of apprenticeships and skilled trades within our community.

Registration is not required, all job seekers and employers are invited to drop-in. For more information about the event, visit the Eventbrite page.

The event agenda includes:

– Employer Breakfast (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.): An exclusive breakfast session inviting trades employers and vendors participating in the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and engage with fellow industry professionals in a relaxed setting.

– Trades Job Fair (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.): This segment offers businesses the chance to showcase their offerings, connect with potential candidates and scout for talent to join their teams.

– Informational Sessions (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Throughout the day, informational seminars on trades and apprenticeships provide attendees with insights into career paths, training opportunities and industry trends. These sessions are open to all participants interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the trades sector.

The Kawartha Lakes recruitment team will be in attendance to provide information on skilled trades opportunities in the municipality, such as truck and coach technicians. Stay tuned to our careers page for future opportunities.

This event is hosted by VCCS Employment Services, in collaboration with the City of Kawartha Lakes, Workforce Development Board (WDB), Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS), Fleming Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services and Community Employment Resources Partnership (CERP).

“We are excited to host Trades Day in collaboration with our partners, as it presents an exceptional opportunity to bridge the gap between employers and job seekers in the skilled trades industry,” said Brenda Roxburgh, Executive Director at VCCS Employment Services. “This event underscores our commitment to fostering a thriving trades community and empowering individuals to pursue rewarding careers in this field.”

“As a participant in Skilled Trades Day, we applaud VCCS Employment Services and their partners for organizing this valuable event,” said Diane Northey, Business Development Coordinator at Kawartha Controls. “Connecting with industry professionals and potential candidates is beneficial to us. Events like these promote the skilled trades while fostering community. We look forward to future events and building a brighter future for the skilled trades sector.”

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