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

Report finds area newcomers, employers seek cross-cultural training and supports

A new report on the employment activities of newcomers to our region has been published. Commissioned by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council(WDB/LEPC), the report is designed to help shape future programs and services to support both newcomers and employers in the communities of Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. According to the… Read More

Workforce Development Board releases job board audit

The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) has completed a report as part of the pilot project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development that examines and compares the use of online job boards with a focus on the local labour market. There are various recruitment methods available to employers and… Read More

Now recruiting new members for our board of directors

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. The WDB was established over 20 years ago and 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. The WDB… Read More

Project Reports Available for Download

The Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that the following project reports are available for download. Integrated Planning – Alignment of Workforce and Economic Development Project Leads: Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation and MDB Insight Download [English Version] Download [French Version] Research & Innovation – Employability Skills Gap Project Lead: Wakeford & Associates Download [English Version] Download… Read More