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Wednesdays at One Professional Development Webinar Series

Introducing Wednesdays at One: Professional Development webinars for all employment, education and training staff. The webinar series are designed in consultation with our network, facilitated by community subject matter experts, and are offered under three distinct themes to provide current and relevant information, resources, tools, and supports that employment professionals can use to assist job seekers and employers. 

The three themes featured in the webinar series are: ‘what is working?’, ‘engaging employers’ and, ‘bite sized LMI’. The ‘what is working?’ theme looks at relevant, current, and readily available resources to assist employment professionals. The ‘engaging employers’ theme convenes job developers to network and exchange ideas to better understand, navigate, and access the myriad of assistance available to strengthen the relationship between the business community and the employment services sector. Finally, the ‘bite-sized LMI’ theme examines current labor market trends and distills the context in which employment professionals assist job seekers with career planning decisions. 

Join us for networking, information, tools, and conversations to enhance how we serve and support others. Leave with practical ways to apply these PD learnings and insights in your professional roles.

What's Working?

Our What’s Working sessions feature current programs and supports available to help people to be successful in their employment journey. For all staff in all roles. 

LinkedIn Learning for Employment Service Providers – December 20, 2023



The ESC invited Dan Kuiack from LinkedIn Talent Solutions to discuss ways in  which LinkedIn Learning can be used for the staff and clients of Employment Service Providers. You can access the full recording of the session below. 

Ask us About Transformation! – November 15, 2023


The Employment Service Transformation (EST) is intended to streamline employment services, improve coordination, and boost program effectiveness. The transformation has been rolling out in phases with some regions going through the process ahead of others. The ESC brought together a panel of employment service providers from an earlier transformation catchment area to share their first experiences with the EST. The panel was made up of representatives from College Boreal, Fanshawe College, Leads Services, and Mohawk College. You can access the full recording of the session below.

Preparing for Transformation – October 04, 2023

As part of ESC’s Wednesdays at One Webinar series, presentations were given by Lisa Rusal and John Griffiths from Fanshawe College on the topics of ‘Managing Relationships within a Team through Change’ and ‘Building Personal Resilience through Positive Psychology’. You can access the full recording of the session below.

Making the case for hiring people with disabilities – June, 2023

In this session, led by hirewesternu’s Accessibility Team, how hiring persons with disabilities can help create an inclusive workplace that benefits everyone. There are hundreds of thousands of working-aged Canadians with disabilities who are ready and eager to work. They have the skills, enthusiasm and potential to bring great value to any organization.

Engaging Employers:

Join job developers and colleagues in similar roles to discuss programs, resources, and strategies for assisting employers in their recruiting, hiring, training, and retention needs.

Overview of the Canadian Apprenticeship Service (CAS) – December 06, 2023

The ESC invited Stephanie Shrum from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to give an overview of funding and support made available to Level One apprentices in 39 Red Seal trades.  You can access a full recording of the session below. 

How to recruit, hire and retain diverse candidates & clients – June, 2023

This session, led by WILL Immploy, shares how to thoughtfully commit to building a diverse work force implementing best practices of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in order to benefit fully from immigrant talent for economic prosperity

Bite-Sized LMI:

Are you helping others to make employment decisions? Take in one of our short and sweet Labour Market Information (LMI) sessions and learn practical ways to help others better understand our region’s dynamic labour market.

Electronic Vehicle (EV) Value Chain and Occupations: Becoming Ready for the Recent Regional Investments – December 13, 2023

Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning & Development Board


The ESC invited the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning Development Board (EMO-WPDB) to review recent regional investments in Electronic Vehicles (EV) and discuss labor market prospects. The session was based on a recently released report on assessment of rapid upskilling needs in the automotive industry. You can access the full recording of the session below.


What is Pre-Apprenticeship? – November 22, 2023

The ESC invited Heather Carey- Manager of Corporate Training Solutions at Fanshawe College to discuss the definition, employment prospects, and anticipated economic impact of pre-apprenticeship. The webinar also covered resources available to employers for connecting with pre-apprentices as well as the challenges and opportunities of pre-apprenticeship. You can access the full recording of the session below. 

The Local Jobs Hub – January, 2023


Emilian Siman Executive Director of EMO Workforce Planning and Development Board shared job search tools and techniques readily available with the Local Jobs Hub platform. The platform is meant to strengthen the job search or career planning of students, job seekers, employment consultants or student counsellors. 

ESC Recovery Conversations are a partnership between Employment Sector Council and Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning & Development Board, and are supported by The City of London.