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Start-up companies can apply now for Ignite 2016 competition

It’s time to register for Ignite 2016, the fourth annual startup competition in Durham Region hosted by Spark Centre. Open to new technology, innovative and …

Apprenticeship: Your future starts today!

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is designed to give youth (16 and over, with at least 16 high school credits) the opportunity to learn …

Live 2 Lead

At the Deer Creek Golf & Country Club on November 4, 2015 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. the Live 2 Lead event will take …

Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit: Towards a Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada

Durham Workforce Authority is pleased to partner with The Conference Board of Canada and CAREERS: The Next Generation to bring you the Skills and Post-Secondary Education …

Leveraging Labour Market Information for Small Business

Using all the available free community assets is key to managing and growing a successful small business.  Learning about local labour market information and how …

DWA Executive Director Nominated for Connect Woman Award

Durham Region – The Durham Workforce Authority is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Heather McMillan has been named as one of four finalists …

Industry Tours for Educators

Almost six years ago, an original recommendation in the Annual Labour Market Plan, the DWA planned to organize an annual tour for secondary school teachers …

Ignite 2014 – Spark Centre Opens Applications for its Ignite Startup Competition

 The 2nd annual competition will award two winners $25,000 each and includes a new category awarding $5,000 to a post-secondary student Spark Innovation Centre, a …

What Does Homelessness Mean to You?

As workforce planning boards, we are charged with examining the workforce from a number of angles.  One of the challenges we face is the return …

Trades and the Newcomer

If you are a person who has come to Canada from another country and have the desire to work in the skilled trades, there are …