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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 …

Is the skills gap connected to a lack of employment information?

Recently posted in the Huffington Post was an article stressing the importance of information in closing the skills gap. As noted by President and CEO …