‘We Make It Here’ Video Showcases Career Opportunities in Haldimand

A second video in the We Make It Here series has just been released. The videos showcase local employers and demonstrate the many job opportunities that exist at local manufacturing businesses in Haldimand. The videos are the result of a partnership project between the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie, 3 local businesses, school boards and Haldimand County’s Economic Development and Tourism Division.

The newest We Make it Here video offers a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing career opportunities at three local businesses including: BJ Take Inc. (a commercial and industrial lighting company in Dunnville), Cayuga Displays (a food display manufacturer in Cayuga), and Stelco (Nanticoke’s fully integrated steel plant). The video provides employee perspectives on career opportunities at three featured businesses and an overview of the products they manufacture. Schools and employment services use the videos to provide students and job seekers with a glimpse of today’s modern manufacturing practices, and inform them of industry career pathways.

We Make it Here showcases the importance of the manufacturing sector in Haldimand County,” stated Lidy Romanuk, Manager of Haldimand County’s Economic Development and Tourism Division. “We were thrilled to partner with the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie, local businesses and other key partners on this project. We hope this video will provide both students residents and businesses with an improved understanding of the employment and business opportunities that exist locally.”

Manufacturing is the largest industry in Haldimand County’s economy by employment and makes up approximately 16% of the labour force (Haldimand County’s Community Profile 2018). “The manufacturing sector in Haldimand County is vibrant and diverse and a key component of the local economy,” stated Romanuk. These businesses create and develop unique products that are exported throughout the world and even into space.


Haldimand County Hosting Small Business Week Celebration

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Haldimand County will celebrate Small Business Week at the Caledonia Lions Club from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Small Business Week is a national celebration that recognizes Canadian entrepreneurs, their successes and community contributions.

The Caledonia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting this year’s celebration in partnership with the Haldimand Business Network. All Haldimand County business owners  are invited to attend the event, which includes a complimentary breakfast and keynote speaker (Steve Fenton, President of Battlefield International). The event is free of charge, but attendees are asked to pre-register online.

“This breakfast is an excellent opportunity to recognize and celebrate the numerous contributions local entrepreneurs and business owners provide to our communities,” said Lidy Romanuk, Haldimand County’s Manager of Economic Development and Tourism. “The event also gives local businesses a chance to network, collaborate and learn from one another,” she added.

Business owners who wish to attend the celebration event may register on-line via BusinessHaldimand.ca or by phone (905-318-5932 ext. 6331). The deadline to register is October 12th.