Skills Development in Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Employer Practices Lab Workshop?

The Employer Practices Labs (EPL) Workshops are sector-specific (one in manufacturing and one in supply chain & logistics) facilitated virtual sessions designed for supply chain & logistics and manufacturing employers. They focus on highlighting tools and best practices in hiring and retention to address businesses’ operational needs, with the goal of employers adopting and implementing these practices within their own organizations. There is no cost to employers to participate.

Please share your preferred topics with us upon registering for more information below.

How will the Employer Practices Labs Workshops be offered?

The EPL Workshops will be offered virtually via Zoom. Participants will be able to register for one or more of these workshops in advance and will receive event invites with the meeting link. Participants should intend to actively participate in the workshop, as group activities and breakouts will be included. It is anticipated that workshops will be offered as a series starting in fall 2022, likely once per month for approximately 90 minutes each.

How will the EPL benefit me as an employer?

By participating in the EPL Workshop, you will:

  • Learn about hiring and retention best practices to adapt and implement within your own organization
  • Connect with industry peers to learn about and share common practices, challenges and solutions
  • Use what you learn to implement hiring and retention best practices within your own organization

What do I need to do to participate?

To participate, you must:

  • Operate a manufacturing or supply chain & logistics business of any size with at least some operations based in the Peel Halton region (inclusive of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Milton, Halton and nearby surrounding areas)
  • Consider sending a team member to the workshop who is willing to learn and who has the ability to implement changes toward best practices
  • Place value on people, with a focus or interest in diversity, equity, inclusion
  • Have some existing hiring/HR practices or interest in advancing the capacity of HR processes

Who is leading this project?

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:

  • City of Brampton
  • Town of Caledon
  • Town of Halton Hills
  • Milton Economic Development
  • Mississauga Board of Trade
  • Milton Chamber of Commerce

Who is funding this project?

Funding is being provided by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development through the Skills Development Fund (SDF).

Have further questions about this project?

Contact Zain Diranieh at

Interested in learning more?

Watch the 60-minute sample Employer Practices Lab workshop recording from May 11th.

To share your preferred topics of interest and sign up to receive workshop details once available
Please register here

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