New report highlights key takeaways from local labour supply in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton

A new report released today by the Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) presents an analysis of the supply of local workers in our region and the skills available in our local labour market. The goal of this publication is to increase awareness among employers and community partners about the labour supply, and enable…

New Business Support Specialist Joins WDB Team

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) welcomes Ashley McDonald to the team on Monday, October 21st. “We are very pleased to have Ashley join us,” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “As our Business Support Specialist, Ashley will be responsible for supporting key areas of our business including maintaining relationships with our community partners, obtaining customer service feedback…

New Project Manager Joins WDB Team

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) welcomes Leisha Newton to the team on Tuesday, October 15th. “We are pleased to welcome Leisha to the team,” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “As Project Manager, Leisha will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of the Workforce Development Board’s funded projects by monitoring and supporting all projects currently underway…

New Report outlines challenges and opportunities with an aging workforce in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton.

The report, titled “Planning for an Aging Labour Force”, is designed to help employers navigate the realities of an aging workforce in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton. The document highlights various challenges, opportunities, and best practices for organizations to consider as they move forward with a succession plan that suits their business’s needs.  The…

A new report offers an in-depth review of experiential learning taking place in key sectors in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.

Today the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB / LEPC) released a new report focused on the benefits of experiential learning for employers. The publication provides four success stories from local employers in agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, and tourism to illustrate the widespread benefits of experiential learning.  The research and employer stories featured…

New Employer Education Series looks to increase awareness of social issues for local employers in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton

The project is designed to help employers navigate a number of issues that may have an impact on the  local labour market. The guides are an opportunity for employers to find information on disability and accessibility; diversity and inclusion; gender and sexuality; managing different generations; mental health and mental illness; and substance abuse and addictions.…

New report highlights key businesses driving the economy in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton

A new report released today by the Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) details key businesses driving the economy in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton. This report builds on the regional industries highlighted in the WDB/LEPC Community Labour Market Plan 18/19. The goal of this publication is to help inform the decision-making process…