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29 Jan, MondayNavigating Today's Workforce - Windsor

Presented by OTEC, Tourism Windsor Essex, UHC & Caesar's Windsor REGISTER HERE AGENDA 8:30am - Buffet Breakfast and Networking 9:00am - Welcome and Introduction Emcee Lynnette Bain, Vice President Destination Development - Tourism Windsor Essex 9:10am -  OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) Workforce Insights and Trends    Presenter is Kelly Harris, Industry & Community Liaison - OTEC Join OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) as they present the latest insight on current and future labour trends. This will allow you to be better informed on attracting and retaining your workforce. 9:30am - Pathway to Employment: Success Stories Attracting Newcomers to the Workforce Moderated by Lionel Kernerman, Manager Destination Development - Tourism Windsor Essex In this uplifting session, we look at how newcomers have been able to successfully connect, educate and find employment in the hospitality and tourism industry.  Through the lens of both recruitment specialists and employers, we delve into understanding more about the hiring journey, including the process, tools provided, and successful outcomes. Takeaways from the session include:
  • Understanding the strength of partnerships
  • Level of communication amongst the various groups/entities
  • Quality/calibre of hires
Panel participants include;
  • Michelle Suchui - Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership/ Workforce Windsor Essex
  • Alicea Fleming - City of Windsor Integrated Employment Services
  • Jimmy Parsons - Chair, School of Media, Art & Design; St Clair College
10:15am - Welcoming Newcomers in Hospitality: A Journey of Inclusive Employment Moderated by June Muir, CEO - UHC Hub of Opportunities Join us for an insightful session as we delve into the journey of how an employer successfully integrated a newcomer into the vibrant world of hospitality. You will learn about the challenges, strategies, and best practices employed by the employer to hire and nurture a talented newcomer in the industry. You will hear from our experienced Job Developer who works with employers to ensure you hire the right person for the job.  She will explain how she supports the new hire on the job through job coaching which leads to job retention. This session aims to inspire and educate employers and professionals in the hospitality industry on the benefits of inclusive hiring and how it can contribute to a diverse and dynamic workforce. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the practical aspects of welcoming newcomers into the world of hospitality. Time will be provided for you to ask the panelists questions. Panel participants include;
  • Mohammad Zafar - General Manager, Comfort Inn
  • Surria Fadel - Co-Founder, Cedar Valley
  • Kelly Gregoire - Vice President, Human Resources, Caesars Windsor
  • Andrea Ducharme - Job Developer, UHC - Hub of Opportunities
Networking to Follow
Navigating Today's Workforce: An Employer Information Session

Time Start: 8:30 am
Venue: Caesar’s Windsor