This area involves working with provincial and community organizations, including other Local Employment Planning Councils, to identify and share local best practices that could inform action in other areas.
The Local Employment Planning Council, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, co-hosted the annual Aboriginal Partnership Exchange (APEX) Speaker Series on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
On February 28, 2019, the LEPC hosted a luncheon with industry partners and community stakeholders to showcase best practices and facilitate continued collaborative planning in the region beyond the LEPC’s tenure.
The LEPC/CLPE, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and local business owner Uli Walther, hosted a series of engagement sessions on March 7th – 9th, 2018, which focused on the potential for adopting new strategies and best practices that have been successfully implemented in the apprenticeship system in other jurisdictions.
For over 100 years, the dual-system apprenticeship model that has been implemented in Germany has proven to be a successful approach to reduce skills shortages in the workforce. This system splits education between the workplace and the classroom, with a high degree of involvement from employers. German Vocational and Education experts, Lothar Sprenzel and Karsten Pabst, joined us over the three days to lend their expertise and help further the dialogue surrounding integrated learning.
The LEPC, in partnership with the Northern Policy Institute (NPI) developed an online tool for uploading and disseminating labour market supply and demand information collected at the community (CSD) level. (In StatsCan the Census Sub Division or CSD is the general term for municipalities). This tool will ultimately assist in decision making, improving understanding of current and future skills requirements, and improve the ability of service providers to coordinate planning and manage cooperative responses to affect positive client outcomes.
On June 12th, 2017, the LEPC hosted an event focused on acknowledging the past, present and future efforts of community partners who have worked alongside and supported the LEPC and it’s initiatives. The purpose of this event was to demonstrate how the ongoing efforts of the LEPC contribute to workforce development on a larger scale including at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels. For more information about the event, please visit the link below.Learn more
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