The Conference Board of Canada is conducting a survey of employers and other stakeholders in the wood-manufacturing sector to understand key trends and issues facing the sector and its workforce, and to identify the skills, knowledge, resources and policies required to respond to changing industry needs. They have been commissioned by the Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC) to conduct the study and report on results in 2015.
The insights and information you share will provide the WMC, governments, educational institutions, employers, and other stakeholders with a better understanding of the industry's needs and how they can be addressed, as well as ideas about how these organizations and institutions can contribute to improving industry performance.
Please click on http://surveys.conferenceboard.ca/s/wmc/ to complete the survey.
The survey will be open for completion until March 31, 2015. Analysis and report writing will be completed in 2015 and there will be opportunities for employers and industry association representatives to indicate their interest in being interviewed by the Conference Board to provide additional insights. The final report will be released in Fall 2015.
Previous WMC LMI studies have been utilized extensively throughout the sector by provincial governments, employers, employees and educators alike. HR issues are once more near the top of woodworking employer needs and also for prospective employees who have a strong appetite to enter this growing and career-rich area of the economy. This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.
Active since 2002, the WMC collaborates with employers, workers, educators, professional associations and governments to help implement human resources solutions that support the success of the Canadian advanced wood processing sector.