The Workforce Development Board (WDB) welcomes Leisha Newton to the team on Tuesday, October 15th.

Leisha Newton,
Project Manager

“We are pleased to welcome Leisha to the team,” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “As Project Manager, Leisha will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of the Workforce Development Board’s funded projects by monitoring and supporting all projects currently underway to ensure that objectives are met. She will also contribute to the research direction of future business plans through outreach to local stakeholders and partners.”

“I am honoured to join the WDB team. I look forward to building on the momentum that this organization has within the region, and supporting the business community,” says Leisha.

Leisha has considerable economic development experience having worked with Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Trent Hills on various rural economic development projects that included the collection of data to create and implement action plans. She also has experience conducting community consultations with community groups, leaders, businesses and residents. In addition, Leisha brings over 5 years’ experience as Marketing Project Manager where she developed and implemented business development plans, sales proposals, and presentations. Leisha is a graduate of Brock University and a post graduate of Sheridan College. Leisha lives with her family in Havelock.

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 Training, Colleges and Universities 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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