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… 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… 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…. Read more »

Jennifer Lamantia hired as new CEO for Workforce Development Board

The board of directors for the Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lamantia will be assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer as of Oct. 30. She is replacing Joe Celestini, whose tenure with the organization is coming to a close after more than four years with his retirement early next month…. Read more »

Project Reports Available for Download

The Local Employment Planning Council 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 Gaps Project Lead: Wakeford & Associates Download… Read more »