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 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.