DURHAM — As the executive director of the Durham Workforce Authority, Heather McMillan works daily at advancing sector-based workforce development policy, services and training. In short, she studies the skills employers seek from employees and helps bridge the skills displaced workers need in order to find new jobs. Given the… Read More about “DWA’s Heather McMillan accepted into Metcalf Foundation”
The Durham Workforce Authority has launched its Durham Under 30 Survey. Once completed it will deepen the understanding of the under 30 population and allow community organizations, educational institutions and employers to adjust programs and services offered. In addition, the survey will allow for more wholesome discussions about systemic youth unemployment and under-employment.
Sound Options was founded by Dr. Michael Chrostowski, who has a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto and a PhD in neuroscience from McMaster University. He found that changes in the brain cause the ringing or whistling sounds of tinnitus, with brain neurons misfiring. Sound Options uses specially modified music to stimulate the ear and brain, customized to each individual based on how he or she hears the tinnitus.
The Durham Workforce Authority hosted keynote speaker Paul Born, co-founder and president of the Tamarack Institute, at the launch of its Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) pilot project in Whitby March 23. Born is a bestselling author internationally recognized for community-building activities that have won awards from the United Nations,… Read More about “Making Durham Region the best place to work”
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is designed to give youth (16 and over, with at least 16 high school credits) the opportunity to learn about working in the trades and start their apprenticeship while finishing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). This program was developed to encourage youth who… Read More about “Apprenticeship: Your future starts today!”