Media Advisory - Ontario faces shortage of skilled workers: Conference Board report



    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - A new report by the Conference Board of Canada
forecasts a serious shortage of skilled workers in Ontario. The report,
entitled Ontario's Looming Labour Shortage Challenges, will be released by a
coalition of concerned industry, labour and education groups at a news
conference to be held:

    
                         Thursday, September 27, 2007
                                 10:00 a.m.
                             George Brown College
                      Casa Loma Campus, 160 Kendal Ave.
                                  Room C305

    News conference participants will include:

    -  Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President, Forecasting and Analysis, and
       Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
    -  Craig Richardson, President, Grand River Foods
    -  Tyler Mitchelson, Vice-President of Business Planning and Development,
       CVRD Inco Ltd.
    -  Terry Mundell, President of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association
    -  Barbara Taylor, Chair, Committee of Presidents, Colleges Ontario
    -  Anne Sado, President, George Brown College
    

    The coalition includes the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association,
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services
Association, the College Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario, CON(*)NECT, the
Council of Ontario Construction Associations, the Ontario Association of
Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, the Ontario Chamber of
Commerce, the Ontario Mining Association, the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and
Motel Association, the Power Workers' Union, Retail Council of Canada,
Skills-Canada Ontario, Ontario Environment Industry Association, Ontario
General Contractors Association, Greater Toronto Hotel Association, Toronto
Financial Service Alliance, Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, and the
Ontario Tourism Council.

    Directions:

    The Casa Loma Campus is located at 160 Kendal, between Davenport and
Bridgeman Ave. From downtown, drive north on Spadina. Turn left onto Davenport
and then left on Kendal.
    Room C305 is located in Building C. To access, please use the Main
Entrance on Kendal Ave.

    Parking is available.





For further information:

For further information: Darrell Neufeld, Senior Communications Officer,
Colleges Ontario, (416) 596-0744, ext. 242, neufeld@collegesontario.org


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