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Why We Exist
The Four County Labour Market Planning Board (Planning Board) exists to help build a strong and vibrant workforce from the inside out. We investigate situations, interview stakeholders and initialize activities that create a foundation for appropriate workforce training and education to provide employers with the best skilled workforce possible.
Who We Are
The Planning Board is a community-based non-profit corporation. In existence since 1997 we operate with volunteer Directors representing business, labour, educators and trainers, women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and youth.
The Planning Board covers the area of Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties. The geographic region is largely rural with a population of 292,882. The population is spread fairly evenly over the 14,202 square kilometers of the region. We are one of 26 Workforce Planning Board regions across Ontario that is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Employment Ontario program.
What We Do
Annually, Workforce Planning Boards engage the community in a comprehensive consultative process which identifies, validates and prioritizes key labour market issues, opportunities and priorities that prevail in the local economy. A 12 to 36 month action plan is developed to address priorities by community partners in collaboration with the Planning Board. We deliver a minimum of six core partnerships annually but normally engage in much more.
Director Roles and Responsibilities
Each Board Director of the Planning Board represents a particular labour market sector or employment group. Directors provide representation in two ways: (1) by soliciting and presenting their constituency position and issues in Board discussions and (2) by providing their constituency with Board progress reports.
Required Time Commitment Outline
Required time commitment for General Board meetings involves approximately 2 hours per meeting approximately 7-8 meetings per year. Meetings may be attended via Tele/Web-conference to accommodate schedules as necessary.
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