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youth buttonDurham Workforce Authority Launches Youth Survey

The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) has released its second youth survey.  The DWA launched a youth survey in 2013, to better understand the challenges that face Durham Youth.  The DWA worked with its community partners to administer the 2013 and will do the same with the 2014 survey.  To ensure Durham’s prosperity and curb out-migration of prime working populations, initiatives must be explored to increase labour market attachment of Durham’s youth population.

The survey is currently live and the DWA will be attending community events to reach out to youth to participate in the survey.  Also, the survey will be available on line, to participate in the survey, go to: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/durhamyouthsurvey2014/ Interested youth who complete the survey will be eligible to win an Ipad.

“The DWA and its community partners want to ensure that we address our youth unemployment issue, and the first step in understanding is to seek feedback from our youth.  The survey results will be shared widely and be used to make future programming recommendations.” Said DWA Executive Director, Heather McMillan.

Created sixteen years ago as part of a government initiative aimed at building a network of locally-focused labour market organizations, the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) has evolved into an effective research and planning body funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The DWA has successfully engaged Durham’s business and labour communities while providing critical local labour market analysis and reports to the Ministry and to the Region’s many stakeholders.