Event unveils preliminary findings from EHRC’s Labour Market Information (LMI) Study for the Canadian Electricity Industry followed by an engaging discussion with industry
Ottawa, ON - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), Canada's leading source for human resources research and tools for the electricity and renewable energy industry, yesterday held its 5th Annual Award of Excellence luncheon in downtown Toronto. The event featured Mike Allen, Ontario Power Generation’s Senior Vice President, Nuclear Refurbishment, who was recognized for winning EHRC’s 2017 Leader of the Year Award, for his outstanding contribution within the Canadian Electricity industry.
The Leader of the Year award was established by EHRC in 2013 to recognize and celebrate an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their organization within the Canadian electricity industry through visionary people management strategies and leadership. This year’s event sponsors included: The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), Alectra, Ontario Power Generation, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), Power Workers Union, Hydro Ottawa, The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSA), The Society of Energy Professionals and media partner, Kerrwil Publications.
“We are delighted to recognize Mike Allen as this year’s recipient. As the leader of a critical initiative, OPG’s Darlington Refurbishment, he understands and demonstrates how important people are to the outcome of a successful project,” said Jim Kellett, Board Chair, EHRC. “As an inspirational leader, Mike personifies many of our key objectives for this award such as passion, employee development, communications with staff, and motivation.”
Additional 2017 award recipients include:
The event also featured a special presentation of preliminary findings from EHRC’s 2017 – 2022 Labour Market Information (LMI) Study for the Canadian Electricity industry, followed by a panel discussion from employers, education and labour representatives. This body of research aims to provide practical insights to guide the industry’s human resources management and planning, including the most up to date issues and statistics that impact the sector, along with subsequent implications on the skilled labour supply-demand gap. Employers, contractors and educators can still participate in the study by completing EHRC’s LMI survey by March 31, 2018. Further details on how to participate can be found on the EHRC website.
Highlights from EHRC’s preliminary LMI findings and panel discussion:
About Electricity Human Resources Canada
Electricity Resources Canada (EHRC) is Canada's most trusted source of objective human resources information and HR tools to help the Canadian electricity industry match workforce supply and demand. EHRC works with industry to strengthen the ability of the Canadian electricity industry to meet current and future needs for a highly skilled, safety-focused, diverse and productive workforce. For more information, visit www.ElectricityHR.ca.