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The Local Employment Planning Council will improve labour market conditions in Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford and London through the provision of local labour market information to drive innovation in service delivery based on solid evidence. The LEPC pilot design is intended to strengthen local capacity to address local workforce development challenges and opportunities and to act as a key system feature for integrated employment and training services.

As part of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' work to modernize employment and training programs across the province, they have recently launched eight pilots for Local Employment Planning Councils (LEPCs). The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board, in partnership with Literacy Link South Central is pleased to be coordinating the LEPC project for Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford and the City of London. This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

This initiative is a component of MTCU’s Transformation of Employment and Training Services (TETS), intended to modernize and coordinate employment and training programs to ensure they are effective within each unique region of the province. LEPCs will serve as a key system feature for integrated employment and training services by connecting employers, different levels of government, service providers and other local partners.