WDB works to address the local labour market issues within the local communities based on trends identified by the labour market planning process. This is achieved by creating a wide range of programs, activities and communication through local partnerships, including the Community Employment Resource Partnership (CERP).
Community Employment Resource Partnership (CERP) was formed in 2007 to provide a forum to explore issues, share and create solutions relating to employment strategies in each of the CERP service areas. Comprised of a group of employment and training organizations, CERP is committed to enhancing service to individuals, businesses and the community as a whole. Partnerships have been established in the areas of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, Peterborough City and County, and Northumberland County.
CERP members will exchange ideas, solicit advice and feedback, and participate in strategic planning about employment services and the broader community’s needs.
Members will strive to:
- Explore innovative, results-focused employment program partnerships. Effective service partnerships will complement strategic economic development initiatives at the local level. The strength of relationships among employment agencies will directly impact the capacity of each community to respond to dynamic labour market and economic forces.
- Improve outcomes for individuals, agencies and the community as a whole through active partnerships.
- Enhance co-ordination of employment services for individuals, agencies and employers through a broader human services integration approach to planning and delivery.
- Foster and recognize excellence in innovation among the partners.
- Plan and share professional development opportunities.