WHAT IS FNETB?
The Far Northeast Training Board (FNETB) is one of 21 Local Boards in Ontario.
The FNETB is a non-profit community-based organization that brings together business, labour, educators and trainers, and community representatives to work collaboratively to identify and develop local solutions to address local labour market needs. The Local Board initiative began in 1994.
Promote the effective planning of training and workforce development programs and services so that qualified workers are available to meet the needs of the local labour market.
The LEPC is mandated to develop a detailed understanding of local labour marketing characteristics, challenges, and opportunities using a combination of pre-existing reliable data sources, outreach, and partnerships with local community stakeholders, including:
- Identifying key changes to local community workforce characteristics including: population, employment, unemployment, participation rates, migration and immigration, and educational attainment
- Identifying industry, human resources or social economic trends affecting the local labour market
- Analyzing training needs and employment opportunities in the community or in local industries
- Identifying job descriptions and/or job clusters in the area’s dominant or growth industries beyond National Occupational Classification (NOC) code levels
- Monitoring occupational outlook reports and research
- Conducting community research on specific local labour market issues affecting employers
- Developing local profiles of job seekers or the long-term unemployed
- Identifying potential skill set misalignments between in-demand occupations and local labour market supply
- Documenting educational pathways to specific in-demand jobs in local industries and /or sectors
- Developing community maps of employment, education and training, and community human and social services
- Validating local workforce characteristics and examining service outcomes
- Identifying potential gaps in service and underserved populations
HOW WE DO IT
LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION
Collect, analyze, and communicate timely and relevant local labour market information
Develop partnerships and projects that address labour market issues
SERVICE COORDINATION FOR EMPLOYERS
Work with local employment and training service providers to coordinate employment and training services to employers
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Develop projects aimed at researching and testing innovative approaches to address local labour market issues
The area serviced by the FNETB includes the communities along the Highway 11 Corridor from Hearst to Latchford, East of Kirkland Lake it extends to the Quebec border. It also includes the communities of Timmins, Chapleau, Gogama, Elk Lake, Hornepayne, and the communities in the James Bay area.