The Workforce Planning Board is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on local workers and employers. We invite businesses and employees to share how they’ve been impacted. Our office is temporarily closed. WPBGE and connect2SKILLS staff are working remotely and will respond to inquiries for information and service. Stay safe.
Our annual events touch thousands each year in Grand Erie and connect us
directly with potential employees and employers that need them.
Welcome to the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
Helping Residents & Employers Succeed By Identifying Workforce Trends & Developing Community Actions
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is one of 26 community-based, not-for-profit corporations established in Ontario to play a leadership role in labour force development. We serve the communities of Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Mississaugas of The New Credit First Nation & Six Nations of The Grand River.
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie leads the development of local labour market strategies. Comprised of volunteer representatives from Labour, Business, Education and Equity Groups, the board works collaboratively with community partners to identify key labour force issues and challenges, and to develop effective workforce development strategies.
Epic Jobs 2020 Cancelled
May's live event for students has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
An online version of Epic Jobs for 2020 is currently being explored.
connect2SKILLS offers 6 weeks of FREE training in our classroom in Brantford and 2 weeks PAID job placement to prepare you for the Warehousing-Logistics industry in the Grand Erie area.
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Latest from The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie:
Brantford Brant got its first glimpse of COVID-19’s impact on the local job market Thursday, as Statistics Canada released its monthly job numbers – and it isn’t pretty. Early indications are that Brantford may not have been as hard hit as other parts of Ontario and...
Epic Jobs, an annual event that introduces almost 2,000 area students to the skilled trades, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Running at two locations – the Wayne Gretzky Sport Centre and the Sanderson Centre – Epic Jobs in its 4th year, features high...
Today, the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie, in partnership with Workforce Planning West, has launched the COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey to help inform the development of employment-related initiatives to respond to this crisis. The COVID-19 crisis has already...