Season’s Greetings from the Workforce Planning Board

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Season’s Greetings and best wishes to a healthy, prosperous 2021 from the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie and the Skills2Advance Job Training Program.

For its holiday photo, Workforce Planning Board staff posed on Zoom with an item that was in hot demand during the early days of 2020’s pandemic.

2020 has been a difficult year, but our communities, businesses and workers have risen to the challenge, demonstrating generosity and resiliency.

We’ve continued to work throughout the crisis to serve our communities.

In 2020, we launched a number of initiatives to help our communities respond to COVID-19:

Grand Erie Jobs, a job board featuring postings from Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations and New Credit. Also features a Jobs Map showing location of jobs and 400 community services, plus a Career Explorer tool with info on 500 occupations.

Skills2Advance, a rebrand of our job training program that trains people to work in manufacturing and warehousing. Several dozen job-ready people were graduated to work as Material Handlers and other positions in 2020.

Grand Erie Recovery Taskforce. The community taskforce surveyed workers and businesses about the pandemic’s impact and developed strategies for recovery. LEARN MORE

Virtual Job Fair & Skills Exploration event, held in October, connected job seekers with businesses, guest speakers and expert panels – all online. LEARN MORE

Navigating Grand Erie Transportation Survey, asking residents about their transit needs and challenges. You’re invited to TAKE SURVEY

We thank you for being there for each other. We look forward to a safe and prosperous 2021.

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