Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board was created in June 2009 in order to meet a local need to support strategic workforce planning.
Mandate: 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 works to identify immediate job needs and where the jobs of the future will be and then to ensure that the Chatham-Kent workforce is prepared meet these demands.
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.
CK Workforce Planning Board Members
Board members are community representatives who provide a strategic view on workforce trends across the community of Chatham-Kent . Members represent key sectors across the municipality of Chatham-Kent. Current board members are;
- Arts and Culture | Rachel Schwarz - Founder and Artistic Director of Brio Academy
- Banking/Financial | Tracey Walker - Past Chair, Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce/ Relationship Manager, CIBC Commercial Banking
- Community Services | Ralph Roels - Chair, Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Energy | JJ Davis - O&M Manager, Kruger Energy
- Health Care | Ron Coristine - Executive Director, Community Living CK
- Municipal Council | Darrin Canniff - Mayor, Chatham-Kent
- Non Profit | Cecily Coppola - Executive Director, Restorative Justice (* CKWPB Board Chair)
- Education/Post-Secondary Training | Mark Benoit - Chair of Academic Studies, St. Clair College
2022 Board Meeting Dates
- February 17, 2022
- June 9, 2022
- September 8, 2022
- November 9, 2022
CK Workforce Planning Board Administration - Audrey Ansell, Victoria Bodnar