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Mentorship guide highlights local programs and groups

A new guide details mentorship opportunities in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.

Released by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB / LEPC), a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments, the publication includes listings on more than 100 organizations and programs in those communities.

A featured listings section focuses on programs geared towards entrepreneurship, employment and skill development – including stories on the Innovation Cluster, Venture13 and the Aspire program – in addition to a broader section of community mentorship programs as well as local business and trade organizations.

The guide, titled Leading the Way, also includes a number of tips for those looking to establish a mentorship program in a workplace.

To download a copy of the report in English, click HERE.

To download a copy of the report in French, click HERE.

Report documents emerging technology and its impact on local manufacturing

A new report examines the potential impact that emerging technology may have on employment in the manufacturing sector in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.

Released by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB / LEPC) – a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments – the publication is focused on gaining a better understanding of how technological advancements could shape employment prospects in the area.

It examines more than 30 emerging technologies – such as self-driving vehicles, 3-D printing, augmented/virtual reality, nanotechnology and drones – and ranks the potential impact they could have.

From the research carried out during the project, which included a comprehensive literature review and consultations with area employers, it seems unlikely that impending technological changes in manufacturing will have a drastic negative impact in the near future.

“Changes in the manufacturing industry are focused on incremental, nondisruptive, changes,” the report reads.

To download a copy of the report in English, click HERE.

To download a copy of the report in French, click HERE.

Eye on the Labour Market quarterly newsletter

We hope you enjoy the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, Eye on the Labour Market.

The information has been compiled from our Labour Market Gateway, which includes information pertaining to occupational demand projections and hiring outlook by actual employers in WDB’s service area (Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton).

To download the newsletter in English, click HERE.

To download the newsletter in French, click HERE.

New manager joining team at WDB

The Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that Ellen Meadd will be assuming the role of manager of projects and community engagement as of Aug. 7.

A longtime resident of Northumberland County, Meadd has spent the past eight years working as a social research associate with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

“We are pleased to have Ellen join us at the WDB,” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia.

“She has extensive experience in project management, community engagement and leading successful teams. Her exceptional skills in qualitative and quantitative research will help to guide and support our current and future projects.”

Meadd earned a Ph.D in Environmental Studies from York University, in addition to a Master’s degree in Adult Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Science (both from the University of Toronto).

“I’m excited to join the WDB team. I count myself extremely lucky to work with such talented people, helping to meet local labour market needs and support stakeholders with reliable information,” she said.

The Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization serving Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, the WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services and engage employer communities.

For more information, visit wdb.ca or call 705-749-3250 (toll-free 1-800-340-0111).

Annual General Meeting set for June 26

The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council will host its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 26.

The meeting will be held at our office at 159 King Street (Suite 208) and is slated to begin at 5 p.m.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by sending an email to bevans@wdb.ca or by calling 705-749-3250, ext. 116.