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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 …

More preparation for ‘careers’ and less for ‘jobs’ could be key to narrowing the gap

This may begin to sound like a broken record, but its importance need not be undermined. Another article was posted, this time within Forbes Magazine, …

Data shows the value of a university education in the workplace

A recent report was released from The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations highlighting the importance of a university education. In data released from Statistics …

Survey reveals disagreement between colleges and employers on workforce ready graduates

In an article posted within the College section of the Huffington Post, a recent polled revealed that only 11 percent of business leaders strongly agree …