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Trades and Tech Truck Program Facilitator - Skills Ontario

Jul 02, 2024
Various Locations, Ontario

Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting careers in the skilled trades and technologies to Ontario youth through a variety of programs and competitions across the province.

We are looking to add two new members to our current team. Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, flexible schedules, and a real opportunity to make a difference!  Some administrative tasks may be completed from home. The candidates can be based anywhere in Ontario, but preference will be given to applicants in Northern and Eastern Ontario.

Skills Ontario is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our organization and is an equal opportunity employer. Representation throughout all programs is essential to Skills Ontario. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Skills Ontario: Trades and Tech Truck Program Facilitator
35 hours per week
Salary: $48,000
Start Date: July 15th, 2024(or sooner)    
Pension

Skills Ontario is growing our current Trades and Tech Truck program by adding 3 new trailers to the program and we are looking for Program Coordinators! The Skills Ontario Trades and Tech Truck programs brings the trades and technologies careers directly to students, teachers, and guardians/parents. The Truck and new Trailers are custom builds and have on board industry training equipment and activities to allow people to experience the trades and technologies in a hands-on environment.

Under the guidance of the Trades and Tech Truck Program Manager, the successful candidates will work along side the Truck Drivers to deliver all aspects of the program to the Skills Ontario audience. They will be the main contact for people booking the truck and plan all aspects of Trucks visits including but not limited to parking location, event times and other logistics.

Trades and Tech Truck PROGRAM FACILITATOR – Job Description

The Program Facilitators will primarily be responsible for developing and facilitating Trade & Tech Truck/Trailer (TTT) activities and events for elementary and high school students, guardians/parents, and other stakeholders, on career opportunities available in skilled trades and technologies. 

The Truck Facilitators will be responsible for carrying out or ensuring completion of all aspects of the project workplan to help ensure milestones and target metrics are achieved and communicated to our government partners and key stakeholders (e.g. Board of Directors). 

This position will support Skills Ontario Board of Director’s mandate to heighten the awareness of Skills Ontario and increase school participation in our trades and tech truck activities and events. The successful candidate will inform and inspire young people regarding the first-choice career opportunities that exist in the skilled trades and technologies, through the following activities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the final build phase of the Trailers, providing input and coordination to help ensure timelines are met and build is in alignment with program objectives and deliverables.
  • Facilitating and coordinating development of TTT curriculum to ensure consistency and clarity.
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders (eg. School Board contacts) to develop and maintain a calendar of truck events by region across Ontario. 
  • Maintaining and tracking deliverables and metrics to ensure program success.
  • Contributing content for quarterly reporting including metrics and deliverables information
  • Creation and collection of documentation for reporting purposes including Skills Development Fund Employer Registration Form, surveys and other relevant documentation.
  • Working with local partners and stakeholders to ensure engagement and volunteers.
  • Coordinating staffing/volunteers for TTT events and activities
  • Delivery of Truck Events as needed, including helping with set-up/tear down, facilitation of hands-on activities, engagement.
  • Engage in TTT event follow-up activities including reports and surveys.
  • Working within a budget.
  • Networking and regular contact with key supporters of Skills Ontario, including Teachers, School board contacts, OYAP Coordinators, FNMI communities, Community organizations, Employers, etc. to facilitate collaboration/partnership in Skilled Trades and Technology career awareness.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned
Requirements
  • Secondary Education: any post-secondary education would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work from home but travel will be required to deliver program.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of computers and of basic software, including Outlook and Microsoft Suite.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Provide a clean Criminal Record Check/ Vulnerable Screening Check
  • Must be willing to travel and spends nights away from home when required,
  • Early morning travel to events is a regular occurrence.
  • Be fluent in English, both oral and written. Fluency in French is an asset, but not required.
Applicants should send one document which includes a resume and cover letter in PDF format to the positions of the Director of Programs, Emily Collard ecollard@skillsontario.com & Trades & Tech Truck Manager, Hayley Mackay hmackay@skillsontario.com no later than July 2nd 2024.

Skills Ontario is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all youth. As such, the selected candidate will be required to submit references and a vulnerable sector–criminal records check.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted come July 2024. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once a candidate has been identified.  We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.

PLEASE NOTE:

Skills Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or status. Skills Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with exceptionalities. Skills Ontario is committed to accommodating applicants with exceptionalities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Candidates who require accommodations in the interview process may contact Ashley Cuglietta at acuglietta@skillsontario.com and all information received will be addressed confidentially.
 
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