Workforce shortage coalition to speak at pre-budget hearings

    TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Representatives from Ontario's Workforce
Shortage Coalition will speak Monday to the provincial Standing Committee on
Finance and Economic Affairs on the retraining and skills shortage issues in
    The coalition speakers at the conference will be Linda Franklin,
president and CEO of Colleges Ontario; David Zurawel, the vice-president of
policy and government relations for the Council Ontario Construction
Associations; and Tyler Charlebois, of the College Student Alliance.

    DATE:      Jan. 28, 2008

    TIME:      3:45 p.m.

    LOCATION:  Committee room 151
               Main legislative building, Queen's Park

    Ontario's Workforce Shortage Coalition includes the Automotive Parts
Manufacturers' Association, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, the Canadian
Restaurant and Foodservices 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 & 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 Services Alliance,
Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, and the Ontario Tourism Council.

For further information:

For further information: Rob Savage, Director of Communications,
Colleges Ontario, (416) 596-0744, ext. 239

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