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.

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