Breaking the Skills and Digital Divide FROM THE DIVERSITY INSTITUTE, OCT. 1, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities, and not-for-profit organizations in Ontario. SMEs are the backbone of the Canadian economy, accounting for more than 90% of jobs in the private sector. Yet they face critical labour shortages, skill gaps and challenges related to access to broadband that threaten their competitiveness. Join us on October 15 for the launch of our latest report in the Skills Next series, Small and Medium Size Employers (SMEs): Skills Gaps and Future Skills, a collaboration between the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Institute,…
October is Small Business Month and Small Business Week takes place Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. If you are looking for professional development opportunities, we’ve got some business workshop suggestions just for you. On Oct. 22, we’re teaming up with Libro Credit Union, Goderich to offer a FREE Lunch and Learn for Sales Forecasting for Growth & Profit. Register at: www.libro.ca/about/events Then on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 Huron County Economic Development is hosting FREE workshops for Business Investment Strategies and What’s New in Social Media? Register at: bit.ly/EcDevWorkshops Make sure you don’t miss these informative, FREE learning opportunities!