The CK Workforce Planning Board has been busy working on implementing their strategy Workforce 2020: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Workforce Today.

Strategy 1: Entrepreneurship

Support the development of an entrepreneurial mindset in Chatham-Kent’s companies and workers.

Some of the things we have planned include:

  • Micro lending: CK Micro lending program launched in the community in the fall of 2015. This initiative will focus on offering microloans to start or enhance a business to individuals who may not qualify for traditional lending routes. Contact CKWPB for more information and to apply.
  • Dining in the Den: the second annual DITD takes place in October; local entrepreneurs compete in a Dragon’s Den-inspired event for cash prizes to put towards their endeavours

Strategy 2: Workforce Challenges

Organize targeted industries to identify and address workforce challenges.

Some of the things we have planned include:

  • EmployerOne Survey: The EmployerOne Survey is a survey that is conducted in the month of January. It is designed to capture local labour market demand side data. For more information please contact CKWPB at CKWorkforce@chatham-kent.ca or 519.352.7540 x 43

Strategy 3: Education

Promote greater participation in post secondary education and life long learning.

Some of the things we have planned include:

  • Canada Learning Bond: In partnership with the Prosperity Roundtable’s Educational Team and Employment and Social Services, CKWPB is promoting the Canada Learning Bond program to families in Chatham Kent.
  • Prosperity Roundtable Education Team - continue to work closely with this group to bring solutions to Chatham-Kent
  • Experiential Learning Database
  • Soft Skills Programming