New Community Development & Communications Coordinator Joins WDB Team

  The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is pleased to announce that Rachel Brown will be assuming the role of Community Development and Communications Coordinator as of Monday, December 10. “We are very excited to welcome Rachel to our team at WDB,” says CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “She brings many talents in marketing and social media as… 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

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

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

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