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Job Connect. Riding The Wave Durham College June 4, 2007 Presented by: Dan Goldring- Executive Director Job Connect College Sector Overview. A member of Employment Ontario 132 Job Connect sites across the province 57 sites – provincial colleges.

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Job Connect

Riding The Wave

Durham College

June 4, 2007

Presented by:

Dan Goldring- Executive Director Job Connect College Sector

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A member of Employment Ontario

132 Job Connect sites across the province

57 sites – provincial colleges

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Basic Mandate

Help all people find employment

Assist with career exploration

Operate Employment Resource Centres

Place increased focus on employment of

new Canadians and apprentices

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Organizations Delivering Job Connect

Provincial Colleges

UHC – Ontario Association of Help Centres

CAECO- Coalition of Adult Employment Centres of Ontario

OAYEC – Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres

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Program Components

IRS- Information and Resource Services

EPP- Employment Planning and Preparation

JDPS- Job Development and Placement Support

SJS- Summer Jobs Service

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Access to Services

  • IRS – open to everyone

  • EPP/JDPS –open to those over 16

    However: Targets for colleges in 07-08 are

    Youth 16-24 9,444

    Adults over 24 1,705 (15%)

  • SJS- 16-24 (29 with disability) returning to school in the fall

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  • Apprenticeship Scholarship Signing Bonus

  • Client returns to school to upgrade education to qualify for an apprenticeship

  • Client on school completion is registered and placed as an apprentice

  • Client receives $1,000 scholarship

  • Employer received $2,000 signing bonus

  • Funding of 4.5 million to assist 1,500 clients

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Client/Employer Financial Support

EPP/JDPS - $200 training support dollars

( day care, boots, clothing, bus tickets)

EPP/JDPS- $400- Internationally Trained and Apprentices

( credential assessment, specialty tools)

JDPS- $4,000 Max over six months

cap of minimum wage

JDPS- $4,000 Max over twelve months

( New Canadians/Apprentices only)

SJS - $2/ hour for up to 16 weeks

Note: These are maximums and averages may be substantially less

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College Numbers 2006-07

  • Job Placements8,387

  • Summer student placements13,134

  • Apprentice placements 769

  • Individuals using resource centre190,327

  • Still employed at three months 69%

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College Job Connect Client Profile

Less than 2029%


Less than grade 1232%

Grade 12 or less 69%

Male 52%

Female 48%

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Barriers Faced by Clients

  • Poor education - less than high school

  • No drivers licence or access to a vehicle

  • Single parents or living with parents

  • Lack of motivation

  • Few skills to offer employers

  • Just need a job- no time to plan

  • Attitude- often poor

  • Feeling of despair

  • No resume, job search or inteview skills

  • Often no phone- or share with several room mates

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  • High job expectations - not in tune with real world

  • Poor education and laid of from high paying labour job

  • No work history – lack of good references

  • Learning disability

  • Lack of access to funding for training

  • Poor Time Management

  • Inability to follow through

  • Difficulty in doing a cold call

  • Criminal record

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Resource centres are easy to find and very current

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Resource Centres are located in:

College campuses

Storefront locations


Public Libraries

High Schools

Community centres

Town business centres

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Resource Centres

Free to all!

Job Postings

Labour market information

Photocopy and fax access


Workshops- resume preparation, job search

interview skills, safety, WHMIS

Job search and career exploration materials

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Job Connect sites have a close working relationship with community employers

This year college Job Connect sites will provide employers with approximately

$ 20 million in training subsidies

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Community Involvement

Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development Corporations

Local Training Boards

OYAP Steering Committees

Youth Employment Committees

Secondary School Committees

Skilled Trades fairs

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Job Connect College Sector

  • Wanda Jacobs - chair Fanshawe College

  • Doug Millar Fanshawe College

  • Sue Carpenter Sheridan College

  • Biljana Bruce Centennial College

  • Terri Blair Fleming College

  • Carolyn Mitrow St. Lawrence College

  • Lynne Thornburg Confederation College

  • Sue Ferguson Cambrian College

  • Dan Goldring Executive Director -Kingston

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Job Connect College Sector


All college Job Connect sites

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Thank You

Job Connect staff look forward to continuing to work with you all !

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