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.
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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:
COVID-19 is affecting almost everything, including the work we do as a community organization. The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is working to stay on top of how COVID-19 is impacting local businesses, organizations and residents, including workers laid off...
Many local employers say recruitment and retention challenges is a major concern, the 2020 EmployerOne survey found. Our community’s seventh annual EmployerOne survey, conducted in January 2020, engaged 251 employers in Six Nations, New Credit, County of Brant,...
With job attraction and staff retainment being major issues in our Grand Erie region, there’s been a need to hear the perspective of both job seekers and employees. Gaining a broader understanding of workforce challenges as experienced by local workers and job seekers...