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Promising Practices: Connecting Internationally EducatedProfessionals with Sector-Appropriate            Employment       ...
What Is TWIG?     2          11/27/2012
Toronto’s Opportunities and Priorities:   A Local Labour Market Update                   3                      11/27/2012
Who we talk to: TWIG stakeholders                4                   11/27/2012
Other research         5       11/27/2012
Sifting Through the Sands: Unpacking the Hourglass                6            11/27/2012
Routes to Employment        7              11/27/2012
Promising Practices:The intent of the research was to clarify the practicesthat are working well in terms of meeting the n...
Literature ReviewMany sources were consulted in the course of theresearch including:  The Conference Board of Canada  Coll...
Findings from the ResearchSkills Sets and Knowledge of Front-line staff  Soft skills identified as core skill set for empl...
Technical Language & Communication Skills  Most successful programs include language and  communication learning related t...
ProvidersPost-secondary institutions seen by clients as mostlegitimate and credible but don’t always provideculturally sen...
Employer EngagementKey to successful bridging – more that it happensupfront the better; engaging employers in design andde...
Post Employment Support Providing support to employers may aid in employee retention – resources must be allocated Promisi...
Sectoral Differences: Regulated and          Non-Regulated  Sector specificity is critical  In non-regulated sectors empha...
Leadership & Management SupportStrong leadership and management support lead tosuccess in attaching IEPs – “management enc...
ModelsEmployer engagement through agency’s built-innetworkInclusion of strong partners - mentoringHolistic and comprehensi...
Common ComponentsMentoringCoachingPracticumEmployer Engagement                      18   11/27/2012
Lessons LearnedInvolving employers in all aspects of program designand developmentCollaborate or collective approach to em...
Thank you      For more information    www. workforceinnovation.ca        Phone: 416 934-1653         Fax: 416-934-1654Add...
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Promising Practices: Connecting Internationally Educated Professionals with Sector Appropriate Employment

  1. 1. Promising Practices: Connecting Internationally EducatedProfessionals with Sector-Appropriate Employment Presentation to ICE Committee November 21, 2012 1 11/27/2012
  2. 2. What Is TWIG? 2 11/27/2012
  3. 3. Toronto’s Opportunities and Priorities: A Local Labour Market Update 3 11/27/2012
  4. 4. Who we talk to: TWIG stakeholders 4 11/27/2012
  5. 5. Other research 5 11/27/2012
  6. 6. Sifting Through the Sands: Unpacking the Hourglass 6 11/27/2012
  7. 7. Routes to Employment 7 11/27/2012
  8. 8. Promising Practices:The intent of the research was to clarify the practicesthat are working well in terms of meeting the needsof highly skilled IEPs so they attain appropriateemployment.The study focuses on information gathered from 35organizational and staff interviews.The emphasis was on front-line workers and theirabilities to deliver bridging programs 8 11/27/2012
  9. 9. Literature ReviewMany sources were consulted in the course of theresearch including: The Conference Board of Canada Colleges Ontario Public Policy Forum Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative, (TIEDI), York University Progressive Career Planning Institute 9 11/27/2012
  10. 10. Findings from the ResearchSkills Sets and Knowledge of Front-line staff Soft skills identified as core skill set for employment counselors, job developers and program managers Coaching support seen as criticalKey Competencies – marketing, sales and networkingabilitiesSector Specific knowledge/sector specific experience 10 11/27/2012
  11. 11. Technical Language & Communication Skills Most successful programs include language and communication learning related to sector – not generic ESL Some programs have on-line pre-training for technical programs – can be challenging for IEPs 11 11/27/2012
  12. 12. ProvidersPost-secondary institutions seen by clients as mostlegitimate and credible but don’t always provideculturally sensitive counsellingNon-profit providers are useful for IEPs looking forgeneral information rather than sector-specifictraining 12 11/27/2012
  13. 13. Employer EngagementKey to successful bridging – more that it happensupfront the better; engaging employers in design anddelivery of program helpsEmployers may need “education” in the business casefor hiring IEPsEmployers report not wanting to be contacted bymany providers, central database preferable 13 11/27/2012
  14. 14. Post Employment Support Providing support to employers may aid in employee retention – resources must be allocated Promising practices include visits to workplace, holding workshops for employers on managing and retaining IEPs 14 11/27/2012
  15. 15. Sectoral Differences: Regulated and Non-Regulated Sector specificity is critical In non-regulated sectors emphasis was on employment In the regulated sectors programs focused on helping clients prepare for qualifying exams and licensing 15 11/27/2012
  16. 16. Leadership & Management SupportStrong leadership and management support lead tosuccess in attaching IEPs – “management encouragesus to expand our knowledge and experiment”“Always looking at how to improve” 16 11/27/2012
  17. 17. ModelsEmployer engagement through agency’s built-innetworkInclusion of strong partners - mentoringHolistic and comprehensive – including technical,communication and employability skillsCollaboration - CASIP 17 11/27/2012
  18. 18. Common ComponentsMentoringCoachingPracticumEmployer Engagement 18 11/27/2012
  19. 19. Lessons LearnedInvolving employers in all aspects of program designand developmentCollaborate or collective approach to employersMentoring, internships, job placementsStaff trainingStaff with sector-specific knowledge and experiencePost employment supportValidity and accessibility of labour market information 19 11/27/2012
  20. 20. Thank you For more information www. workforceinnovation.ca Phone: 416 934-1653 Fax: 416-934-1654Address: 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 350 Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C7 20 11/27/2012

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