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.

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.

MANDATE

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

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

SERVICE 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
Business Co-Chair
David Millar
Labour Co-Chair
Janine Johnson
Labour Representative
Eric Caroll
Labour Representative
Jean-Pierre Nadon
Educators and Trainers Representative
Christine Heavens
Educators and Trainers Representative
Michelle Stevens
Francophone Representative
Clara Wheesk
Aboriginal Representative
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