Diversity Champion - Modern Tool

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Champions Career Centre changes lives by creating inclusive workplaces and strong communities. In October, Champions assisted a Calgary-based company, Modern Tool to fill an open position in their organization.

Modern Tool Ltd. was incorporated in Calgary, as a hand tool and shop supply company employing two people. The company has experienced significant growth since then. Now with 37 employees they are the largest dealer of new and used machine tools and metalworking machinery in Canada, with offices in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. This year they celebrated their 53rd anniversary.

Champions spoke to Mark at Modern Tool who is involved in the hiring of employees. He commented that Modern Tool has always had an open-mind when it comes to its employees and believes that diversity and inclusion are important to a workplace, especially in Calgary’s competitive market.

“There’s definitely a shortage of skilled labour in Calgary. We’re seeing it and our customers are seeing it too,” he said. “If they have the right skills, people with disabilities can certainly help to fill this shortage”.

During the hiring process, Mark was impressed by the personal service that Modern Tool received from Champions.

“I was very happy with the great communication I had with Champions,” Mark says, “it was a nice personal touch when Susan actually came with the candidate to make introductions easier.”

Placing the right candidate in the right job is pivitol to the success of Champions’ work with job seekers and employers. Modern Tool is happy with the match that was made.

“He’s a good worker and that’s the main thing. He’s got the skills and he’s willing to work,” Mark stated.

Champions has a mission to shift perceptions of disabilities in the workplace. Working with inclusive employers like Modern Tool brings us one step closer to success.

If you are an employer, Champions Career Centre can assist you to find the right candidates for your workplace, call us today, 403.265.5374.


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