Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Sarnia-Lambton Labour Market Partnership Project

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board
Start Date: Jan 2009 — End Date: Oct 2010

The Labour Market Partnership Project, a three-part community-driven research and planning initiative, aimed at preparing Sarnia Lambton to meet its current and anticipated critical talent and training gaps. With funding support from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, CREC and the Centre for Spatial Economics conducted a quantitative research study examining the workforce supply and demand in this southwestern Ontario county as part of the first phase of the project. The second phase focuses on conducting primary research, interviewing companies and stakeholders in several targeted industries important economic and workforce development purposes. During the third phase, the team facilitated project steering committee leaders through a series of decision sessions designed to create a local workforce strategy.

About the Client

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board

SLWDB, formerly known as the Sarnia Lambton Training Board, was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on November 5, 1997. At the time of incorporation, the Board was jointly funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.