The signs include a quick response code which can be accessed with a smart phone. Cyclists may link to a site with a welth of information about local bike routes, services, tourist atractions, accommodation, and cyclist friendly restaurants. Link to website
Homework Help is a free, real-time math tutoring service that connects certified Ontario teachers with students who are looking for extra support. Link to website
Infrastructure Ontario's Loan Program is now accepting applications for financing. Link to website
ONTransfer website has information to help students transfer credits from college to university so they won't need to repeat courses or years. Link to website
Follow this link to find out more about writing business plans.
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On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 160, An Act to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 with respect to occupational health and safety and other matters. It received Royal Assent on June 1, 2011. In Bill 160 will come: The Implications: - Increased mandatory training requirements for employers. - The Minister of Labour will now establish standards for training programs and approve programs that meet those stan...
The Employment Standards Act, 2000, as the ESA, is a law that sets minimum standards for workplaces in Ontario. If you work in Ontario, you are probably protected by the ESA. It does not cover employees in federal jurisdiction and persons in a few other special categories. There are exceptions and special rules for some employees and not all employees qualify for all ESA rules. www.labour.gov.on.ca
The results of a two-year pilot project examing the area's aging workforce are released. Greg Davis has the details.
Click here to see the article in the Peterborough Examiner regarding the WDB and Trent University.
Update To date 35 agencies and over 80 front line staff across the region received training and are currently using the database which in turn populates the website. Since the website went live in March 2009 an average of 900 visits occur on a monthly basis. Presentations have been and will continue to be conducted to community partners, service groups and elected officials informing them on the project, benefits and progress being made in their area. Comments across the region include: Karen Wi...
Jenn Harrington, Director of Programs, has been giving a presentation on the Accessibility for Ontarions with Disabilities Act, 2005. This presentation is to inform businesses and organizations about the first standard that has been developed. Businesses must comply with the Customer Service Standard no later than January 2012. To view Jenn's presentation click below.
Do you know what you want to be? Explore the top local careers in Skilled Trades and Healthcare at: www.whatiwant2b.ca This website explores the careers that are in high demand now, or will be over the next 15 years, in the counties of Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Check out our interactive website to discover what you want to be.
What is CERP? It stands for Community Employment Resource Partnership. CERP is a group of employment and training organizations committed to enhancing service to individuals, businesses and the community as a whole. Check out the new website! www.communityerp.ca There you can find information on local job postings, events and agencies who can asssit you or your business.
Two students from the post-graduate Advertising and Marketing Communications program, Aiden Beattie and Alana Smith, created brand awareness for the Workforce Development Board through the implementation of various communication strategies and tactics. A third student, Amanda Reid, also assisted in the project as a consultant. On April 21, 2009 at the annual School of Business, Computing and Hospitality Showcase at Fleming College, Aiden and Alana displayed and presented their applied project to...
July 14, 2009 was the launch of Public Review for the Initial Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard as part of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. The Initial Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard was developed by an external Accessible Built Environment Standards Development Committee (SDC). This external committee included representatives from the disability community as well as the public and private sectors. The SDC's initial proposed standard is no...
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