LEPC Pilot

Following a competitive process, the Workforce Development Board (WDB) was contracted commencing December of 2015 to deliver the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) pilot project for the communities of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton.

The LEPC pilot ended March 31, 2020 and effective April 1, 2020, the WDB reverted to the structure of a Local Board.

Over the course of the pilot, the WDB completed 24 projects, a Community Labour Market Plan, a Labour Market Information Strategy Report that was a collaborative project of all eight LEPCs, launched a Labour Market Information (LMI) Help Desk (and during the Pilot project processed over 300 LMI requests), and released a Local Jobs Hub Tool, Eye on the Labour Market newsletter, and a Community Connections monthly newsletter.

Governance Structure

Under the LEPC pilot project, WDB worked to strengthen and broaden partnerships to identify local priorities, as well as challenges and opportunities with respect to workforce development planning. 

WDB Secretariat (Board of Directors) – provided support for the following areas:

  • Administration (organizing and facilitating meetings, events, etc.)
  • Labour Market Information collection, analysis & dissemination to local community stakeholders
  • Stakeholder liaison, engagement and partnership building

Central Planning Table – was the primary consultative body composed of key community representatives (such as service providers, employer groups, different levels of government) that provided oversight to subject matter working groups and worked collaboratively with the community stakeholders to make recommendations to the Secretariat.

Their mandate was to provide leadership, counsel, and oversight regarding the exploration, development and delivery of evidence-based initiatives that positively influence priorities to strengthen the local labour market.

Subject-Matter Working Groups – provided focused, detailed engagements related to LMI or subject matter areas including:

  • Service Planning
  • Industry and Business Engagement
  • Intergovernmental

From December 2015 to March 2020, the WDB pioneered new and innovative approaches to local employment planning within five strategic themes. Please see below for the list of completed projects under each of the five key areas: Labour Market Information and Intelligence, Integrated Planning, Service Coordination for Employers, Research and Innovation, and Shared Best Practices.

Labour Market Information and Intelligence

Analysis of the Local Labour Supply Report

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Local Industry Information Report

Labour Market Information User Guide

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Online Job Boards Report

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MyHomeWorks: An interactive online platform that allows students to connect to local labour market information and engage with the world of work. myhomeworks.net

Integrated Planning

Experiential Learning Fair – Presentations

Planning for an Aging Labour Force

Aligning Workforce and Economic Development Priorities, Strategies, and Resources

Information Database – Leading the development of a database for information sharing amongst economic development and workforce development organizations. Contact us for more information.

Service Coordination for Employers

Employment & Training Services for Employers Video

To view the video in English, click here.
To view the video in French, click here.

Entrepreneurship Guide: Charting a Course

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Recruiting for Small-to-Medium Employers

Mentorship Guide: Leading the Way

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Research & Innovation

In-Demand Skilled Trades: Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes – Northumberland – Haliburton

Addressing Succession Planning Needs of Local Employers

Talent Management in the Workplace – Employer Survey Report

Experiential Learning Report: The Building Blocks for Employers’ Success

Employability Skills Gap

Project Lead: Wakeford & Associates
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Agriculture/Agri-Foods: Investigating Local Strategies to Address Employment Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Technology and Labour in the Local Manufacturing Sector

Newcomer Employment Integration

Best Practices and Promising Approaches in Economic Development

Employer Education Series

Disability and Accessibility

Information Session Presentation

Diversity and Inclusion

Information Session Presentation

Gender and Sexuality

Information Session Presentation

Managing Different Generations

Mental Health and Mental Illness

Information Session Presentation

Substance Abuse and Addictions

Information Session Presentation

Economic Development Best Practices

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Helping Persons with Disabilities Achieve Their Full Employment Potential

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