About Us

Mission. Vision. Values.

Our mission statement continues to guide the day-to-day operation of our organization, partnership development and project activity of the Board.

Local Boards are convinced that “grassroots input” is absolutely essential in reaching a better understanding of local labour markets and ultimately responding effectively to their unique situations.

The Workforce Planning Board provides relevant information on industry and employment factors that adds value to economic and education planning at the grass roots.

With this up-to-date information you can better budget for issues affecting the growth and development of your local company and economy.

For 20 years we have been delivering sound, reliable reports and direction in the development of skill sets of the local population. With this information we have been able to offer strategic options for businesses to succeed. We are able to work with business and community groups to address their most pressing concerns. This allows us to help develop a strong and vibrant future outlook.

We will continue to deliver the most up-to-date information and be the catalyst for building a strong economic climate through our community activities.

Our Vision

A skilled workforce with meaningful job opportunities and quality employment in a sustainable and prosperous economy.

Our Mission

The Four County Labour Market Planning Board plans and promotes local labour market strategies to meet the challenges of a changing economy.

Our Mandate 

The Four County Labour Market Planning Board plays a leadership role in the development of innovative labour market strategies in:

Research

Reliable localized labour market information equips our community partners with an accurate reflection of existing market conditions so they can respond with meaningful and purposeful economic and education planning at the grass roots level.

Labour Market

Navigating labour market supply and demand and its allocation among regions, occupations and industries is complex so we make it easy providing the facts on job trends, growth and decline, skills employers are looking for and which industries are hiring.

Workforce

By tracking workforce participation, seasonal fluctuations, population patterns and demographics and identifying current and emerging skill needs, our community partners have the relevant information to build and coordinate appropriate responses to labour market issues and needs.

Skills Development

Shaping a more efficient, competitive, and engaged workforce through skills development enhances the worker’s capacity for job promotion, new career prospects and increased labour mobility and the employer’s productivity and competitiveness in their workplace.

Awareness

Encouraging awareness of market trends, career paths, employment options and opportunities in the local community empowers you to navigate the pathway to success for jobs today and in the future.

Training

Promoting how upskilling of soft and hard skills training that expands your knowledge base and boosts career and performance potential is worth the investment. It also prepares you for the requirements of an evolving future.

Accomplishing Our Mandate

The Board accomplishes its mandate by working collaboratively with business, workforce and community organizations to plan and initiate projects and programs that address the specific needs of workforce development in Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties.