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  • Podcast: Are young people underemployed?
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    Posted March 2nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Unhappy businessman

    Rummaging through some old online bookmarks, I came upon a great clip from a January episode of the Current on CBC radio.

    The topic dealt with declining youth employment– basically, over-educated Canadians under the age of 30, who have opted out of the job market (usually returning to school), because of difficulties finding meaningful employment.

    What’s your story? Did you easily find a job after college or university?

    Are you part of the 35% of young people Statistics Canada reports are not working?

    Is a more difficult job market to blame? Are career expectations too high for young people?

    Want to hear more? Have a listen to the CBC Podcast

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  • PANEL: Retaining Creative Talent in Windsor
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    Posted February 26th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation

    The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of attracting and retaining professionals in creative industries to Windsor.

    The free discussion will be held on Thursday, March 3 from 6 to 8: 30 p.m. at the Central Library’s Fred Israel Auditorium, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor.

    Natasha Marar, director of communications for Young Professionals Windsor, will be among the five panelists at the event. She will contribute to the following panel questions and address how YPWindsor can help build a community that supports creative industries by connecting creative people professionally.

    • Why is Retention of Creative talent such a relevant topic?
    • What is your story?
    • What can WindsorEssex do to retain creative talent?
    • What advice do you have for those leaving the city who are leaving due to lack of opportunity?
    • What keeps you up at night?


    View EVENT DETAILS for more information and to register for this exciting panel discussion!

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  • Employment opportunities for internationally trained professionals
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    Posted February 22nd, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Are you a trained professional who’s new to Canada?

    Are you looking for ways to establish yourself professionally in Windsor-Essex?

    Come to the 3rd annual Conference for Internationally Trained Professionals at the Giovanni Caboto Club on March 1, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.!

    This free event, hosted by the YMCA of Windsor and Essex County and other local agencies, will attract approximately 400 internationally trained professionals and members of community agencies.

    The conference aims to reduce the barriers internationally trained professionals face in securing suitable and related employment by connecting them to community stakeholders, such as local agencies providing services to newcomers, employers, professional associations, industry representatives, educational institutions and other successful internationally trained professionals.

    For more information, visit the YMCA website or call 519-256-7330 ext. 223.

    Want to learn more about Young Professionals Windsor and the benefits of becoming a member? Find our info booth at the Conference for Internationally Trained Professionals on March 1!

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  • Networking event draws diverse crowd of young professionals
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    Posted February 19th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Young Professionals Windsor’s hosted another successful networking event on Thursday, February 17!

    Nearly 40 young professionals, students and entrepreneurs mingled over drinks and business gab at O’Maggio’s Kildare House in Walkerville! The diverse group included people from the communications, finance, health, technology, entertainment, non-profit and post-secondary education fields.

    Thanks goes out to those who attended Business & Brews networking event for their support and ideas for this growing, member-driven organization! The YPWindsor team would also like thank O’Maggio’s Kildare House for accommodating our group, and our photographer, Victoria McKinlay from TrendyPhotos for capturing the event. The photos will be up soon on our website and Facebook page!

    If you couldn’t make it out, you can watch CBC News Windsor’s coverage of the event online. The news clip starts 7 minutes and 48 seconds into the program.

    Check back on YPWindsor’s website, Facebook page and Twitter for details about our event in March!

    If you are interested in getting involved with YPWindsor, send an e-mail to members@ypwindsor.com. Want to be part of our executive team? View the application details for our current directorship postings!

    We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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  • YPWindsor is HIRING!
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    Posted February 14th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Young Professionals Windsor is recruiting members for its executive team! Check out the job descriptions below for details.

    What YPWindsor’s Exec is all about . . .
    • Being a part of a community of motivated young leaders
    • Gaining leadership and teamwork skills
    • Enhancing the reputation of Windsor’s young professionals




    Director of Sponsorship


    Job Type: Part-time (1 year term)
    Salary: Volunteer
    Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2011

    Young Professionals Windsor is seeking a motivated and organized individual between the ages of 20 and 35 to join its growing team of volunteer directors.

    The director of sponsorship is responsible for securing event sponsorships and implementing marketing partnerships. This individual will be hard-working and organized, with a keen attention to detail and a positive attitude. The director of sponsorship reports to the Young Professionals Windsor executive and board members.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Act as the contact for sponsor inquiries and requests
    • Create plans and strategies to source sponsorship and advertising opportunities
    • Manage current sponsor accounts and solicit new corporate and community sponsors
    • Develop marketing and communications materials for current and prospective sponsors
    • Work with other executive members to ensure programming and advertising matches sponsorship goals
    • Prepare reports outlining sponsor accounts metrics, success of current sponsor strategies and future sponsor goals
    • Attend Young Professionals Windsor events
    • Attend executive member meetings on Monday evenings



    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • A university degree, college diploma or related work experience
    • Experience with an industry trade association or not-for-profit organization an asset
    • Ability to work in with little supervision and adhere to multiple deadlines and projects
    • Ability to present in a clear and confident manner
    • Excellent computer skills including competency with Microsoft Office suite and Internet communications

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to members@ypwindsor.com by February 28, 2011.



    Director of Programming


    Job Type: Part-time (1 year term)
    Salary: Volunteer
    Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2011

    Young Professionals Windsor is seeking an energetic and individual between the ages of 20 and 35 to join its growing team of volunteer directors.

    The director of sponsorship is responsible for coordinating professional development activities including guest speaker events, workshops and conferences. This hard-working, creative and organized individual is passionate about Young Professionals Windsor’s vision. The director of programming reports to the Young Professionals Windsor executive and board members.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for chairing the Programming Committee
    • Plan, organize and arrange facilitation of professional development events at least four times a year
    • Assess the professional development interests of members
    • Work with the director of sponsorship to develop partnerships and sponsors for programming activities
    • Prepare and present reports to executive and board members regarding the success of current programming and future programming goals
    • Expected to attend Young Professionals Windsor events
    • Attend executive member meetings on Monday evenings

      • Qualifications
        The ideal candidate will possess:

        • A university degree, college diploma or related work experience
        • Experience with an industry trade association or not-for-profit organization an asset
        • Experience in professional development, programming and/or event planning an asset
        • Excellent time-management, communications and organizational skills.

        Please submit a cover letter and resume to members@ypwindsor.com by February 28, 2011.

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        Young Professionals Windsor

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