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Monday, January 27 • 11:40 - 12:30
205: Trades Talent Link: Increasing Access to Good Jobs

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We have heard that "good jobs" exist in skilled trades and that there is a growing skills shortage. Trades Talent Link, an evaluative research project from the YMCA-YWCA, is piloting interventions that work with both newcomers and employers to examine why there aren't more newcomers working in these "good jobs," and what can be done about it.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Supports needed to ensure integration of newcomers into trades workplaces;
  • Combination of interventions to best support integration in trades workplaces;
  • Best practices for implementing, evaluating and sustaining interventions

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Sazlin Ahmad

Sazlin Ahmad

Outreach Worker, Trades Talent Link, National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA
Sazlin Ahmad has a background in research and completed her Master's in Economics from the University of Ottawa as an international student, providing her an in-depth understanding of the settlement journey.
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Laurie Beckstead

Director, Trades Talent Link, National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA
Laurie Beckstead, Director – Trades Talent Link is a long-time advocate for careers in the skilled trades with practical experience in the construction industry and teaching in skilled trades programs at the post-secondary level.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 205