Community Development and Communications Coordinator – Job Posting

The Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. We are seeking a dynamic individual with exceptional communication skills to take on the role of Community Development and Communications Coordinator. This is a full-time, contract role ending March 31, 2019 with the possibility… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Publication highlights challenges and opportunities of area labour markets

A new publication highlights the opportunities and challenges of the labour markets in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) – a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments – has released its Community Labour Market Plan 18/19 More than 200 community stakeholders helped… Read More

Report highlights importance of agriculture to local economy

A new report highlights the importance of agriculture and agri-food employment to the region’s economy. Commissioned by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC), the report is designed to identify best practices and recommend local strategies to address employment issues, challenges and opportunities throughout the organization’s catchment area. Overall, local agriculture and… Read More

New report aims to help persons with disabilities achieve their full employment potential

A new publication aims to help persons with disabilities achieve their full employment potential and serves as a resource for business owners interested in making their operation more inclusive. The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) – a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments – worked with more than a dozen… Read More

Online platform connects area students to local labour market information

A new interactive online platform allows students to connect to local labour market information and engage with the world of work. Launched by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) – a non-profit organization serving the communities of Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton – MyHomeWorks offers a fun learning experience for students, parents and educators. The first… Read More