The Launch of apprenticesearch.com in Peel-Halton Dufferin took place at a breakfast meeting on Thursday, April 19/2001, at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. The Halton Industry Education Council performed a demonstration of the website for an audience of @100 attendees, followed by a Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dennis Cauvier. Dr. Cauvier gave a very well-received keynote presentation, 'Cybersearch...Using the Net to Hire Skilled Trades People'.
Dennis Cauvier's keynote address focused primarily on the recruitment and selection of employees, using e-recruitment. Some of the figures are startling: in 1996, only 500,000 resumes were posted on-line; by 2002 Dennis projects that the numbers will top the 20 million mark. Dennis also outlined the many benefits of e-recruitment: reduction in the time-to-hire ratio, significant cost savings compared to traditional recruitment channels, access to a 'global' talent pool, and the fact that this tool works for you 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week.
Partners in the Launch included the Centre for Education & Training in Peel, the Malton Training & Employment Centre, the Peel District School Board, Human Resources Development Canada (Peel-Halton Dufferin) and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board.
Our thanks to all who participated to make our Launch a success!