Realizing Local Workforce Potential through Workforce Planning Boards and Regional Literacy Networks, 2012

Given the changing nature of Ontario’s economy and accelerating pace of technological change, strengthening the linkages between literacy and basic skills, employer demand and workforce planning is an essential step for our communities’ and regions’ ability to grow and stay competitive.

Realizing Local Workforce Potential through Workforce Planning Boards and Regional Literacy Networks describes how Regional Literacy Networks and Workforce Planning Boards can work together, coordinate activities and create strategic partnerships to strengthen regional coordination in employment and training. The paper provides a basis for why we need to move expand traditional workforce planning approaches and enhance locally-driven, joined-up partnership models that leverage our existing infrastructure to improve the way we coordinate and deliver services.

When workforce planning boards and regional literacy networks strategically align their activities together, we are better equipped to address our local workforce employment and training needs. This will make our communities more competitive, allow for industries to grow and provide more sustainable opportunities for all Ontarians.