A new report released today by the Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) highlights challenges and opportunities facing employers within the skilled trades in our region.
This report is one of our LEPC Research & Innovation projects and is also part of an Ontario-wide initiative. Over 100 local skilled trades employers contributed to the research and offered important insights into the apprenticeship system, the promotion of skilled trades within local high schools, and the future demand for skilled tradespersons.
Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization that is leading the Local Employment Planning Council pilot project for Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities. The LEPC initiative provides expanded resources for co-ordinating integrated planning and initiatives, as well as helping employers, workers and job seekers to make informed training and career decisions.
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