Paisley & District Chamber of Commerce
Town Hall Council Chambers
June 7, 2012 7 pm
Attendants: Chris Wilson(VPI), Whanda Newman, Mary Gail Johnston, Jennifer Harris, Sandra Blodgett, Pat Kuntz (OMAFARA)

VPI PRESENTATION

Chris Wilson is from VPI Employment Services which is a for profit, government run program. They work from Tobermory to Ripley area (Bruce County). Chris is currently helping a lot of students in Grade 12 who are not going to post secondary education, find jobs in the area. VPI helps match up employers and employees with seasonal, part time and full time placements. You can find jobs posted by VPI on kijiji.com

A website for Grey Bruce employers will be launched June 26, 2012. It is called www.livegreybruce.com.

vpi =

  • second career choices
  • make it your business, Owen Sound
  • Job finding club (a 2 day workshop)
  • career cruising @ the office
  • ALC @ maple square mall
  • JCP (Job Creation Partnership). You must be EI eligible.
  • Vocational Pathways Inc.
  • SEB = self employment benefits
  • retraining
  • matching employee to employer
  • job fairs
  • kijiji.com
  • job Bank.on.ca
vpi is open Wed @ Ontario Works behind Cathy’s Flowers

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Mary Gail Johnston and Alicia Gibbons will co chair this project. They will invite people from a variety of walks of life to join them. Two hopefuls include Peter Steinaker and Wendy Liddle. They will being to work on this project immediately.

Meeting adjourned about 8:45

Minutes taken by Sandra Blodgett

 

Attendants: Chris Wilson(VPI), Whanda Newman, Mary Gail Johnston, Jennifer Harris, Sandra Blodgett, Pat Kuntz (OMAFARA)

VPI PRESENTATION

Chris Wilson is from VPI Employment Services which is a for profit, government run program. They work from Tobermory to Ripley area (Bruce County). Chris is currently helping a lot of students in Grade 12 who are not going to post secondary education, find jobs in the area. VPI helps match up employers and employees with seasonal, part time and full time placements. You can find jobs posted by VPI on kijiji.com

A website for Grey Bruce employers will be launched June 26, 2012. It is called www.livegreybruce.com.

vpi =

  • second career choices
  • make it your business, Owen Sound
  • Job finding club (a 2 day workshop)
  • career cruising @ the office
  • ALC @ maple square mall
  • JCP (Job Creation Partnership). You must be EI eligible.
  • Vocational Pathways Inc.
  • SEB = self employment benefits
  • retraining
  • matching employee to employer
  • job fairs
  • kijiji.com
  • job Bank.on.ca

vpi is open Wed @ Ontario Works behind Cathy’s Flowers

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Mary Gail Johnston and Alicia Gibbons will co chair this project. They will invite people from a variety of walks of life to join them. Two hopefuls include Peter Steinaker and Wendy Liddle. They will being to work on this project immediately.

Meeting adjourned about 8:45

Minutes taken by Sandra Blodgett