Transmitted by CNW Group on : May 8, 2006 11:00
Private sector and aboriginal community meet to resolve BC's skilled worker shortage
VANCOUVER, May 8 /CNW/ -
Landmark British Columbia private sector/Aboriginal forum to be hosted in
Vancouver to address skilled worker shortage.
The forum, Workforce Connex, will help resolve barriers and open the
potential for the private sector to effectively train, recruit and retain
an Aboriginal workforce. Over 140 forum participants, representing the
private sector, Aboriginal Employment Centres and government, will review
BC workforce supply and demand issues and determine how the talent of
Aboriginal people can be utilized in a win-win to fill emerging job
opportunities that will support the 2010 Olympics and industry sectors
such as construction, oil and gas, forestry, mining and transportation.
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
May 10 and 11, 2006
Forum program available online (workforceconnex.com).
Hosted by the British Columbia Aboriginal Workforce Strategy (Aboriginal
Employment Centres) in cooperation with the Aboriginal Human Resource
Development Council of Canada. The project is funded by the Sector
Council Program, Human Resources and Social Development Canada.
Telephone and onsite interviews will be made available.
The Aboriginal Human Resource Development Council of Canada is a national
not-for-profit organization funded by the private and public sectors to create
links between Canada's employers and the Aboriginal community. The Council
provides leadership on supply and demand issues that address the development
of effective training, recruitment and retention strategies for Aboriginal
/For further information: Peggy Berndt, Manager, Communications and
Marketing, Aboriginal Human Resource Development Council of Canada,
1-866-711-5091 (toll-free), (780) 720-1118 (cell), Email: