New Research Assistant Joins WDB Team

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) welcomes Rebecca Collinson to the team on Monday, June 29th for an eight-week summer position as Research Assistant.

“We are pleased to welcome Rebecca to the team,” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “As Research Assistant, Rebecca will work closely with our Labour Market Information Analyst to support the research activities related to our Local Labour Market Planning report, along with other WDB projects.”

“I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be joining the WDB team and excited to put my skills to use,” says Rebecca. “I hope to gain more experience from working with everyone at WDB.” 

Rebecca is a recent graduate of the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Environmental and Resource Studies program at Trent University and is a local Lakefield resident. Throughout her time at Trent University and from her former summer employment experiences, she acquired strong time management, organization, teamwork and research skills.  She also worked on a number of research projects at Trent including a Textile Waste Benchmarking study for the City of Peterborough where she gained experience working directly with a client, understanding and analyzing their requirements, and developing a proposal.

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 or call 705-749-3250 (toll-free 1-800-340-0111).

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