Did you hear we’re moving?
July 22, 2016 the Dundas street office will be relocating to the Skills Campus on Horton Street East. All of our employment services and industry skills programs will now be on one site, providing more integrated and seamless supports to more people.
London Free Press Article about Our Move:
“A building expansion is helping Pathways Skill Development chart a future for more unemployed people. Construction is underway on a two-storey addition to the Pathways building at Clarence and Horton streets. This will allow us to integrate our services so people aren’t moving between two sites. It’s a more efficient delivery of service,” said Hubert, Executive Director of Pathways.”
Read Full Article Here: http://www.lfpress.com/2016/03/14/pathways-eyes-adding-services-in-bigger-building
SoHo Community Mural Project: 195 Horton Street
As a community project partner, we are excited to support the SoHo Mural Project funded by the SPARKS program, City of London. SoHo residents Corinne Garlick and Peter Karas will be creating 3 concepts based on community feedback.
The Community Team is currently looking for your feedback on what you would like to see in the mural. If you work or live in SoHo, please respond to this survey and ensure the mural reflects the spirit of SoHo!
Survey open now: Click Here to take the Survey before June 6th, 2016.
London Free Press Article About Hiring Pathways Skill Development Participants:
Unorthodox Hiring: Business leaders say giving people a chance makes for a loyal, dedicated workforce
Hiring practices that embrace the poor, the physically challenged and even those with a criminal record, can pay off big-time, business leaders say.Unorthodox hiring isn’t just about community support, it’s also good for the bottom line, they say.
“I challenge all of you to give them an opportunity. You will be inspired,” Laverne Sinden, production manager at glass maker Saand Inc., in London, said at a London conference.
About 40 of the 100 staff at Saand, which supplies window glass to residential and commercial markets in Southwestern Ontario, including to the Thames Valley District school board, were hired from the Pathways program that offers a chance to those who face hiring hurdles, said Sinden.
“These are people who need a second chance. We are giving them an opportunity to get back in the workforce and have a job. They may have a criminal record, but they have matured,” he said.
Not only are such workers loyal, hard-working and grateful, but their turnover rate is lower than that of other workers, saving on costly retraining programs, about 150 people at the conference heard.
Read Full London Free Press Article: http://www.lfpress.com/2015/11/13/business-leaders-say-giving-people-a-chance-makes-for-a-loyal-dedicated-workforce
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