New Project Coordinators Join WDB Team

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) welcomes Christine Jaros and Christina Brown to the team on Monday, November 30th as EmployerOne Project Coordinators.

“We are happy to welcome Christine and Christina to the WDB Team,” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “As Project Coordinators, Christine and Christina are responsible for coordinating the EmployerOne Survey in their respective regions. Christine for Peterborough and Northumberland and Christina for Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.”

In addition to working closely with the team at WDB, they will also work in partnership with five other Local Boards in Eastern Ontario as part of the EmployerOne Ontario Labour Market Partnership project. Together they will develop and implement strategies to connect with our local business community and engage with community partners to assist in the distribution and promotion of the survey.

Christine Jaros has many local connections from her years of experience supporting Peterborough and area in a variety of development positions. She also has extensive project management experience and during her tenure at Trent University as Program Coordinator for Frontier College, she substantially increased the volunteer base and new community partnerships.

“Collecting information from businesses in Peterborough and Northumberland will provide WDB the opportunity to focus the lens on the current state of the local economy.  I am looking forward to becoming part of this dynamic team and speaking with business owners to see how they are innovating through the current challenges,” says Christine. “My hope is that by sharing the findings, it will support other businesses.” 

Christina Brown, a recent graduate from Trent University with a Business Administration Marketing and Consumer Culture Bachelor’s Degree, has extensive volunteer leadership experience as Vice President of Marketing for Trent Business Students’ Association (TBSA). During her role with the TBSA , Christina planned and ran events and case competitions where she increased registrations year over year. In addition, she has experience conducting customer satisfaction surveys while employed by Ontario Parks.

“I’m looking forward to working as a part of the WDB team and working with the communities of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton,” says Christina. “I’m excited to start this project, to be working collaboratively with members of our team, and to bring my own perspectives and skills to the project.” 

Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization serving Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.  Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities.

For more information, visit wdb.ca or call 705-749-3250 (toll-free 1-800-340-0111).

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