Employer One Survey (Year 2 of 3) – Once again, NWPB will deploy the Employer One survey as part of an ongoing commitment to improving labour market data in the Niagara region. One of the key reasons NWPB is conducting this survey is due to the current survey methodology from Statistics Canada excluding Grimsby and West Lincoln from many survey tools. This project also allows NWPB to provide local Employment Ontario agencies with the data they need to support their clients, as well as programs such as the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant.
Labour Market Brochures – In this project, NWPB aims to develop an annual brochure providing Employment Ontario agencies and other local stakeholders with the best labour market available at a municipal level. We hope these brochures will assist service providers and individuals looking to make career changes or re-enter the workforce after a prolonged absence.
Labour Market Information System (Year 3 of 3) – In 2014 NWPB became the lead agency for the Niagara Community Data Consortium. In 2015 we will provide training on the use of the data made available through this program. Niagara has now joined fifteen other regions in Ontario with access to this rich data source, and we anticipate this will enable greater data-driven decision making by all affiliated organizations.
Teacher-Employer Liaison Pilot Program – This program is aimed at teachers involved with career planning and cooperative education. Its goal is to create job-shadow opportunities in businesses within a school’s catchment area. Teachers will be able to observe the skills and attitudes necessary for both learners and apprentices. We hope this pilot project will provide current students with additional gateways to careers in the skilled trades and entrepreneurship.