Mission, Vision and Organizational History
To ensure equal access to employment opportunities and services throughout Huron and Perth Counties.
To facilitate the development of autonomy, self-sufficiency and empowerment in those individualized served.
To provide coordination of services appropriate to the individual in order to make best possible use of all resources in Perth and Huron Counties.
Partners in Employment is a not-for-profit, charitable organization offering services throughout Perth and Huron Counties.
The formation of Partners in Employment came about as a result of two years of work by a steering committee comprised of representatives from across Perth County. Employment related services existing in the county for persons with significant barriers, including social assistance recipients, were extremely limited. Those that did exist tended to have a narrow focus and were not coordinated with other services. Individuals on the Steering Committee represented a variety of interests including Service Agencies, Education, Federal, Provincial, and Local Governments, Businesses, Consumers and their families.
Date of Incorporation: November 26, 1992. Partners in Employment has been operating in the Stratford area for over 10 years and are overseen by a Volunteer Board of Directors.
Partners in Employment presently manage 3 Employment Resource Centres located in Stratford, Listowel and St. Marys. We assist people to complete a Training and Employment Plan, connecting them to community employment services. Partners in Employment also offer an individualized job development service for people with employment barriers, throughout the rural area of Perth and Huron Counties.
In an effort to meet demand and minimize transportation difficulties in Huron and Perth Counties, Partners in Employment offers services in Stratford, Listowel, Wingham, St. Marys, Seaforth, Clinton, Goderich and Exeter. Staff also travel to Mitchell and Milverton as required. Increasing service to meet demand of those seeking employment in their home communities has been of one of our priorities.
Partners In Employment, is a not for profit organization (Charitable # 89177 3244 RR) with locations in Perth and Huron Counties, providing support services for individuals with employment challenges, to obtain and maintain employment.
Partners In Employment has local Employment Facilitators to assist individuals with employment challenges and to find employment in an effort to meet demand and minimize transportation difficulties. Partners in Employment offers services in Stratford, Listowel, Wingham, St. Marys, Seaforth, Clinton, Goderich and Exeter. Staff also travel to Mitchell and Milverton as required. Increasing service to meet the demands of those who seek employment in their home communities has been a priority.
Partners in Employment has worked hard to maintain our credibility with our Employer Base. This growing database represents 2000+ area businesses. This group characterizes a diverse cross section of the employers in our region.
Diverse funding has provided Partners in Employment staff with an awareness and sensitivity to the needs of Employment Equity target groups and the rural community. Beneficiaries of this awareness and sensitivity are unemployed persons who become employed, employers that have their employment needs filled and the community as a whole by enjoying a lower unemployment rate.