Workforce Planning Board hiring research coordinator
In order to continue the great work The Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board has been doing, the Board is hiring a new Research Coordinator to work with the Project Manager and the Strategic Leadership team to implement the strategies in Workforce 2020: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Workforce Today. The new staff member is part of the funding the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board has been able to secure from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
“Now that the strategy is completed the real work comes” commented Keri Banar, Project Manager for the Planning Board. The Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board is now forging ahead with the implementation of the strategies. The strategic leadership team that was assembled for the strategy development phase has broken into six teams. Each team has a champion or convener and a team made up of local community stakeholders, both from private and public sector. The project will be on-going for the next twelve months.
“Jobs and the economy are our highest priority. The Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board is a local leader in our strategy to identify the training and education that will prepare people for jobs that ensure future prosperity,” said Glen Murray, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Some of the strategies include the development of an entrepreneurial mindset in the community and promoting career opportunities to Chatham-Kent’s current and future workforce. Increasing Chatham-Kent’s ability to develop and disseminate Labour Market Information (LMI) is another key activity the Board will be engaging in over the next 12 months. For a detailed description of the projects visit the Planning Board’s website at www.ckworkforcedev.com.
As a result of the addition of a new staff person, the Planning Board has moved to a new location in the Chatham Chamber of Commerce offices. The board’s office is now located at 54 Fourth St., Suite 4, Chatham and the new phone is 519-352-7540 Ext. 43.
The Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board is a committee of local community leaders developing a workforce development strategy that recognizes the unique needs of the community.