Welcome to the Durham Workforce Authority

Openings – DWA Board of Directors

Heather McMillan, Lorna Weston-Smyth, Audrey Andrews, Durham Workforce Authority receiving award

Heather McMillan, Durham Workforce Authority, Audrey Andrews, Region of Durham Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council and Lorna Weston-Smyth, president of the DWA board of directors accept the Diversity Champion award from the Region of Durham.

 

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates with knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Please note that the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) Board of Directors meets six times a year.

The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) is a hub for connecting employers, industry associations, sector groups and other employer groups with employment and training services to address their workforce development needs. The DWA has 20 years’ experience in providing Local Labour Market Information.  The Durham Workforce Authority  was incorporated in 1997 as one of twenty-five Local Boards in Ontario.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please fill out the application form and email it to: admin@durhamwa.ca

photo of people gathered together, Durham Workforce Authority

board recruitment package

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heather McMillan, Executive Director, hmcmillan@durhamwa.ca

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Workforce Authority’s Heather McMillan setting a swift pace

DURHAM — The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) is taking a step in the right direction.

Executive Director Heather McMillan was appointed president of OneStep, (Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects), a province-wide umbrella for the community-based training and employment sector. Prior to becoming president McMillan served as a director for the organization (http://onestep.on.ca/)

“OneStep dovetails nicely with the work of the DWA,” McMillan said. “It was a good fit.”

OneStep’s mission is to strengthen the province’s system of community training, which addresses the needs of employment, disadvantaged individuals through the provision of membership services and advocacy efforts.

By comparison the DWA connects employers, industry associations, sector groups and other employer groups with employment and training services to address their workforce development needs.

“The work both OneStep and the DWA is essential to advancing the employment sector,” McMillan said.

In addition to McMillan’s recent appointment as president to OneStep she’s also accepted a board position with La Passerelle IDE, the French Workforce Planning Board.

“This is a busy time in my life but also an exciting time. I look forward to the challenges ahead.”

McMillan is also a member of the board of directors for Feed the Need in Durham, an organization providing food to emergency food providers such as food banks, soup kitchens, community service centres, shelters, drop-in centres, breakfast feeding programs, etc. She’s a board member on the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council Durham and past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Durham Foundation, and a past board member of the Literacy Network of Durham.

“My community work is important to me and connects me to many wonderful people,” McMillan said.

Last year McMillan completed a fellowship with The Metcalf Foundation’s Toronto Sector Skill Academy and which has lead to many of these current opportunities.

“It’s all come full circle. My fellowship work has opened up so many other opportunities. It’s an exciting time for sure,” McMillan said.

The DWA is a hub for connecting employers, industry associations, sector groups and other employer groups with employment and training services to address their workforce development needs.

To view copies of our latest reports, please visit: https://durhamworkforceauthority.ca/lepc-home/