Welcome to the Eastern Ontario Training Board!
Welcome to the one-stop web site for Eastern Ontario's local labour market resources. Here you will find the latest research on community workforce planning and development as well as everything you need to get connected - find the resources in your community relevant to training, employment, labour force information and discover community partnerships.
The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) was established to play a leading role in labour force development. It is led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from business, labour, racial minorities, women, francophone, trainers/educators and person with disabilities.
Our mandate includes directing the workforce planning and development in support of government training programs and employment related services. This includes identifying priorities for training; making recommendations on programs and services to ensure they are accessible, effective and responsive to local needs; and working with Community Partners to resolve labour market and socio-economic development issues.
Our network was launched in 1994 under the name Local Boards, but as of 2011 is known as Workforce Planning Ontario to better reflect our mandate to connect stackeholders within the labour market. We are funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under Employment Ontario.
The EOTB territory includes the counties of Prescott, Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengary. This area is characterized by one large population centre, the City of Cornwall; a medium size centre, the City of Hawkesbury, and numerous smaller communities such as Lancaster, Alexandria, Vankleek Hill, L'Orignal, Alfred, Plantagenet, Rockland, Casselman, Russell, Maxville, St. Isidore, Finch, Avonmore, Winchester, Chesterville, Morrisburg, Ingleside and others. The economy of the area is based on manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality/tourism, financial/retail/service, industrial and construction. Other sectors such as health, housing, social services, warehousing and transportation also have a certain impact on our economy.
The Eastern Ontario Training Board will continue to be the champion for local labour force development in the counties of Prescott, Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry by identifying needs and facilitating solutions. This will be accomplished by cooperatively:
Engaging communities in a locally-driven process to identify and respond to the key trends and issues that prevail in their labour markets;
Facilitating a local "action planning" process where community organizations and institutions agree to initiate and/or implement joint actions to address local labour market issues of common interest;
Creating opportunities for partnerships that respond to local labour market challenges;
Organizing events and undertaking activities that promote the importance of education, training and skills upgrade to youth, parents, employers, employed and unemployed workers, and the public in general;
Promoting life-long learning.
Every year, the EOTB and its community partners update the Trends, Opportunities and Priorities (TOP) Report. It is the result of a highly interactive process between the Board, staff and community stakeholders. Click the link above to view the 2013 TOP Report.
Labour Market Information
We have compiled several reports to help you better understand the labour market in this area.
Prescott-Russell Economic Development Plan
To view the Final Report published February 22, 2011 by the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation, please click the link below.
Training Board Boundary
The Eastern Ontario Training Board covers the counties of Prescott, Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
For more information on any of the other 24 training boards please visit the Local Boards of Ontario.