In May 2017, the City of Mississauga launched the Building Skilled Talent Together (BSTT) Mississauga program. BSTT is an initiative that focuses on developing concrete actionable solutions to the skills gap challenges and the difficulty manufacturers have in filling technical occupations.
The program was kicked off with an event that attracted 100 people from advanced manufacturing companies, education and industry associations to discuss the talent needs in Mississauga. Below are some of the exciting outcomes that came out of that event:
It is these types of impactful and tangible connections that the City is achieving through BSTT that benefit Mississauga’s advanced manufacturing community to meet their talent needs.
Building on our success, the City’s Economic Development Office is hosting another BSTT networking event on November 21st. The event will give local manufacturers the opportunity to speak directly with federal and provincial funding and service representatives who can provide funding options to de-risk the onboarding of new employees or upskilling existing employees.
If you are a Mississauga manufacturing company with workforce development challenges and want to obtain direct solutions, please register for Building Skilled Talent Together by clicking here.