ABOUT FNETB

Understanding our role

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

WHAT WE DO

We conduct an annual planning process to generate coordinated and inclusive discussions about local labour market needs and issues.

We identify key priorities and develop a community action plan – “road map” for moving forward on those priorities.

We identify partnership opportunities – how we can work together to begin to address local labour market priorities.

HOW WE DO IT

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Collect, analyze, and communicate timely and relevant local labour market information

INTEGRATED PLANNING

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

OUR AREA

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.

OUR TEAM

Jacques Lecours
Jacques Lecours
Business Co-Chair
Janine Welch
Janine Welch
Business Representative
David Millar
David Millar
Labour Co-Chair
Janine Johnson
Janine Johnson
Labour Representative
Eric Caroll
Eric Caroll
Labour Representative
Jean-Pierre Nadon
Jean-Pierre Nadon
Educators and Trainers Representative
Christine Heavens
Christine Heavens
Educators and Trainers Representative
Michelle Stevens
Michelle Stevens
Francophone Representative
Clara Wheesk
Clara Wheesk
Aboriginal Representative
Louise Philbin
Louise Philbin
Women Representative
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Chantal Noël
Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development
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Jennifer Polson
Youth Representative