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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

Job Connect

Riding The Wave

Durham College

June 4, 2007

Presented by:

Dan Goldring- Executive Director Job Connect College Sector



A member of Employment Ontario

132 Job Connect sites across the province

57 sites – provincial colleges

basic mandate

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

organizations delivering job connect
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

program components

Program Components

IRS- Information and Resource Services

EPP- Employment Planning and Preparation

JDPS- Job Development and Placement Support

SJS- Summer Jobs Service

access to services
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
as sb
  • 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
client employer financial support

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

college numbers 2006 07
College Numbers 2006-07
  • Job Placements 8,387
  • Summer student placements 13,134
  • Apprentice placements 769
  • Individuals using resource centre 190,327
  • Still employed at three months 69%
college job connect client profile

College Job Connect Client Profile

Less than 20 29%

20-24 40%

Less than grade 12 32%

Grade 12 or less 69%

Male 52%

Female 48%

barriers faced by clients
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
barriers continued
  • 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
resource centres are located in

Resource Centres are located in:

College campuses

Storefront locations


Public Libraries

High Schools

Community centres

Town business centres

resource centres

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



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

community involvement

Community Involvement

Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development Corporations

Local Training Boards

OYAP Steering Committees

Youth Employment Committees

Secondary School Committees

Skilled Trades fairs

job connect college sector
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
job connect college sector19

Job Connect College Sector


All college Job Connect sites

thank you

Thank You

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