Develop partnerships and projects that address local market issues



Coordinate input to service planning by:

  • Reviewing community employment and training service footprints (both EO and non-EO services), identifying potential service duplications and gaps and recommending how they can be addressed
  • Identifying locally-responsive best practices in service delivery to address the needs of diverse communities and labour market environments
  • Conducting research to gain better understanding of local labour market and employment policies, programs, or initiatives operating in the community and developing recommendations as to how they might more effectively work together
  • Disseminating service delivery findings and recommendations to local service providers and planners through reports and the LEPC governance structure (ie. through the central planning table or a service planning working group or through participation in the Literacy Service Planning and Coordination process)

Lead workforce development planning by:

  • Researching and forecasting human resource needs in dominant or high-growth industries
  • Bringing together local businesses and community and industry sectors to prepare for future skills requirements and/or to prevent skills shortages
  • Promoting literacy and essential skills development within local workforces

Support labour force adjustment by:

  • Conducting outreach and organizing events to raise awareness of local employment opportunities and in-demand skills
  • Working with employers, employment and training service providers, and training institutions to identify and address workforce and training needs in areas experiencing lay-offs or extensive workforce realignment
  • Improve local labour market conditions by contribution to local economic planning and community development – this includes promoting growth of new industries or assisting in workforce development planning related to local infrastructure development projects