Over 300 experts confer to address Ontario skills shortage

May 22, 2008

More than 300 representatives from business, education, labour and government met in Toronto on Wednesday to prioritize recommendations to help governments develop comprehensive strategies to address the workforce shortage crisis. Participants at the session considered issues such as employment challenges for under-represented groups, modernizing the education system, and strengthening public awareness of different career opportunities (remember CO's "Obay" campaign). There is an expected shortage of over 360,000 skilled employees in Ontario by 2025, which could escalate to a shortage of more than 560,000 by 2030. Colleges Ontario News Release