Careers at the Port
Joint research project shines light on skills shortage
Researchers from City School by Mohawk, along with representatives from the Hamilton Port Authority and Workforce Planning Hamilton presented the findings of a research project to area employers at the Hamilton Waterfront Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
With funding from the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation, City School by Mohawk, the Hamilton Port Authority, and Workforce Planning Hamilton partnered on a research project to understand the employment demand at Hamilton’s Port.
Interviews with Port employers illuminated a skills shortage, pending retirements, and a lack of awareness about the variety of businesses and career opportunities at the Port. With these findings, City School by Mohawk will be launching a new course, “Careers at the Port”, in January 2019. Employers will be involved throughout, and residents of priority neighbourhoods will have the opportunity to build skills, network with industry professionals, and learn about the potential pathways at the Port.
For more information on City School by Mohawk and the upcoming Careers at the Port course visit: https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/get-prepared-for-college/city-school-by-mohawk
Mohawk College educates and serves more than 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk was the first college in Ontario to adopt a formal environmental management agreement and has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for the past five years in a row.