Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board has been created to meet a need in local workforce planning. The board has been in existence since June 2009.
The board's mandate is to plan, facilitate and advocate for local workforce development, which is defined as "the development, retention, and recruitment of a wide range of skilled workers to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of Chatham-Kent." The board will work to identify where the jobs of the future will be coming from and ensure the Chatham-Kent workforce will meet these demands.
The board members are community leaders with a strategic outlook on the Municipality of Chatham-Kent as a whole in addition to ties to key sectors in business, labour, health, social welfare, newcomers and education.
Chatham-Kent's Workforce is an innovative, diversified global partner priding itself on continuous improvement.
Sector leaders providing innovative, dynamic and integrated strategic direction for stakeholders to provide a globally competitive workforce.
Rural/Urban Work Ethic Inclusivity and Diversity Innovation Adaptive and Responsive.
Workforce Planning Board Members
Municipal Council | Darrin Canniff - Mayor, Chatham-Kent
Energy | JJ Davis - O&M Manager, Kruger Energy
Arts and Culture | Rachel Schwarz - Founder and Artistic Director of Brio Academy
Non Profit | Cecily Coppola - Executive Director, Restorative Justice
Post-Secondary Training | Mark Benoit - Chair of Academic Studies, St.Clair College
Community Services | Ralph Roels - Chair, Chatham-Kent Accessibility Committee
Chamber of Commerce | Tracy Walker - Chair, Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce
Health Care | Ron Coristine - Executive Director, Community Living CK
Information Exchange | Katie Zimmer-Vilaranda - Founder, Position One SEO