In December 2015, The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board was selected by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to pilot the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) project for the London Economic Region, which includes Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin County. The objective of the Local Employment Planning Council pilot is “aimed at improving the conditions in the local communities through improved collection and dissemination of local labour market information and community engagement to drive local approaches in the planning and delivery of employment and training services.”
The activities of the LEPC are governed by a Central Planning Table that is comprised of stakeholders in the London Economic Region from a variety of sectors. In addition, there are several working groups: Employer Engagement, Service Planning, and Intergovernmental /Interministerial partnerships. We engage all of our existing partners within this structure while exploring and forming new partnerships.
The LEPC project involves creating a network of employers, service providers, educators and government officials to address the needs of our local workforce or “a local labour market that works.”