What is a LEPC?

Local Employment Planning Councils provide communities with the expertise and local labour market information to improve coordinated planning of employment and training services and meet community needs.

The Peel Halton Workforce Development Group (“PHWDG”) was established in 1996 as a not-for-profit community-based organization working to develop solutions to local labour market needs and issues. 

In late spring 2015, the provincial Ministry of Advancement Education & Skills Development (formerly 'Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities') released a call for proposals to develop eight Local Employment Planning Council (“LEPC”) pilot sites intended to advance workforce planning at a local level.  The PHWDG has been awarded one of these contracts, which is to run until September 2018.  

The LEPC will act as a hub to connect employers, different levels of government, service providers, trainers and other local partners to facilitate awareness of current labour market conditions and promote discussion in order to find targeted, relevant, need-based employment and training solutions for our community.

The LEPC will help to: 

  • Improve employer participation rates in employment and training programs;
  • Improve rates of service coordination amongst local service providers;
  • Increase service coordination rates amongst EO providers operating in the community; and
  • Improve integrated local planning of EO and non-EO services amongst service providers.