Review the FAQs and program details below, and if you are interested in joining, Register to enroll in the JTS Bootcamp here!
Peel Halton’s manufacturing and supply chain & logistics employers are facing an unprecedented talent shortage. At the same time, local jobseekers struggle to access the training and workplace exposure to help them find and keep employment.
Peel Halton Workforce Development Group and multiple municipal community partners are supporting the development of a talent pipeline in the supply chain & logistics and manufacturing sectors in the Peel Halton Region. Using industry-specific, tailored bootcamps, this project will create a pool of specifically trained local jobseekers to meet local employer needs in the manufacturing and supply chain & logistics industries.
Peel Halton Workforce Development Group is leading the project, in collaboration with Purpose Co, and with support from municipal partners in various communities in the Peel Halton region. Some of these municipal partners include:
Funding is being provided by the Ministry of Immigration, Labour, Training and Skills Development through the Skills Development Fund (SDF).
The Jumpstart to Success (JTS) Bootcamp is a training program that will prepare jobseekers for entry-level jobs in manufacturing and supply chain & logistics. The bootcamp was held in October 2022 and will run again in January-February 2023 for two weeks as in-person and online training. Both options will have in-person on-location tours and activities. A Fast-Track Option is available starting in November 2022 for qualifying jobseekers.
The JTS Bootcamp targets jobseekers who see themselves as being unemployed for a long time or are on social assistance; All jobseekers are welcome, including Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers and Refugees, Indigenous Persons, Racialized Persons, Youth and Individuals with Mental Health or Substance use challenges.
Employers in the industry have told us that the following entry-level jobs are in need – the bootcamp will focus on teaching skills related to these jobs:
Depending on the job and employer, jobseekers can expect to earn $15.50-$28.00 per hour. Some shifts offer premium rates (often night shifts), and many employers have opportunities to move up and grow within the company.
If you are interested in the Jumpstart to Success (JTS) Bootcamp, this is what you need to apply:
If after watching the information session recording and checking that you qualify (see “Do I qualify for the program?” section above) you want to attend the JTS Bootcamp, the next step is to apply via the registration link below or through one of our partners. This is what you need to do:
Abilities to Work:
Family Services of Peel:
If you still need more information watch the information session video to learn more about the JTS Bootcamp and jobs available, or you can reach out to our Agency Training Partners to attend one of the live Q&A sessions offered in December 2022 and January 2023.
Once you contact one of our ESP partners to apply for the JTS Bootcamp, they will ask you some questions to make sure you qualify (see “Do I qualify for the program?” section above). Once you qualify, you will be invited for a brief interview to see if you are a good match for the kinds of jobs available and to understand the reasons you want to participate in the JTS Bootcamp.
If you are accepted to the program, the next step is to attend the JTS Bootcamp!
The JTS Bootcamp round 2 will be held from January 24 to February 3, 2023. From Tuesday to Friday during those two weeks, there will be a class in the morning and one in the afternoon. On certain days, plant tours and practical days will be organized for participants instead of two or three classes.
To attend the JTS Bootcamp, there are two choices:
IMPORTANT: Participants from both the in-person and online classes will be required to attend in-person activities and factory tours. This may be up to 3-4 days within the Peel Halton regions.
Some financial support is available if you need help to attend the training or factory tours.
We hope that the JTS Bootcamp will help you learn more about:
We also hope that the JTS Bootcamp will help you learn more about:
Each bootcamp (in-person and online) will have approximately 20-30 participants over the two week training program.
We can help you!
Funding is available to help you attend the JTS Bootcamp training program, participate in factory tours or get equipped to start a job with one of our partner employers.
If you need financial help, please speak to your case manager. what they need in order to participate in the training so that we can try to help them.
Here are examples of the kind of things we can provide financial help for:
The training will try to accommodate your needs where possible. For example, closed captioning will be offered during the online classes. If known, please tell your case manager what your services or accommodations you may need when you register.
After the bootcamp, you will be “matched” with an employer who will interview you for a job or for on-the-job training with a plan to be hired later.
Participants will receive employment start-up support from the Agency Training Partners towards preparing and starting the job, including any accommodations and travel plan supports.
After the bootcamp, you will also be invited to join the Success at Work (SAW) program available for up to 6 months following the JTS Bootcamp. This program will consist of meetings where you can talk about what you are learning in your new job and discuss anything that is hard for you. There will also be some workshops to support you with specific challenges you might be facing.
If you successfully complete the JTS Bootcamp, you will be matched with an employer following based on:
You should expect to be interviewed by employers prior to starting their jobs. You will receive support to prepare for these interviews.
We have employer partners who will be ready to hire or provide on-the-job training in February 2023, so participants should be ready to start working as early as 1-2 weeks after the bootcamp training program finishes. We plan to have all participants placed with an employer by early March 2023, which is 5-6 weeks after the bootcamp.
The Fast Track is an expedited and concentrated JTS training program. The training will be offered online for two and half days – 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, with homework requirements between sessions. The first cohort started in November 2022 and the second cohort in early January 2023. Jobseekers will be screened and interviewed to see if they qualify (see “Do I qualify for the JTS Bootcamp Fast Track program?” section below).
If you are interested in the Jumpstart to Success (JTS) Bootcamp Fast Track, this is what you need to apply:
Once you register, one of our Agency Training Partners will contact you. Jobseekers will be screened and interviewed to see if they qualify for the Fast Track option (see “Do I qualify for the JST Bootcamp Fast Track program?” above).
If you are accepted to the program, the next steps are:
To participate in the Jumpstart to Success (JTS) Bootcamp, participants must meet the following criteria:
Please contact one of our Agency Training Partners to begin the enrollment process. Each client will be screened and interviewed prior to being accepted into the program. Please contact one of our Agency Training Partners for more information:
Abilities to Work:
Family Services of Peel:
Funding is available to support clients to attend the JTS Bootcamp training program, participate in factory tours or get equipped to start a job with one of our partner employers.
Here are examples of the kind of financial supports that would be available for your clients based on needs:
We have employer partners who will be ready to hire or provide on-the-job training in February, so participants should be ready to start working as early as 1-2 weeks after the bootcamp training program finishes. We plan to have all participants placed with an employer by early March, which is 5-6 weeks after the bootcamp.
Yes, our Agency Training Partners will be offering a retention support program called “Success at Work” for bootcamp alumni for up to 6 months following the completion of the bootcamp training program. This program will be discussion delivered in cohorts. Agencies should continue to offer their usual 1:1 retention supports to clients following the JTS Bootcamp program.
By partnering in the JTS bootcamps, you will:
To partner with the JTS bootcamps, employers need to:
To inform the bootcamp curriculum and participate in the delivery of the information sessions/bootcamps, partnering employers may have interest in the following (Note: participating employers involved in optional initiatives will receive first priority to bootcamp alumni):
Have further questions about this project?
Contact Zain Diranieh at JTSbootcamps@peelhaltonworkforce.com
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