Ottawa Employment Hub is funded by Employment Ontario as a Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) pilot, to create and support a collaborative network of diverse stakeholders, to shape an innovative employment environment for Ottawa.
The Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) in Ottawa has branded itself as OTTAWA EMPLOYMENT HUB to reflect the dynamic activities included in its mandate; those activities, and the desired client outcomes, are reflected in its credo:
Connect – we will connect with employers, service providers, and other stakeholders for mutual learning and leveraging each others’ knowledge and expertise to connect job seekers and learners to jobs.
Plan – we will collaborate as a community to identify local opportunities and challenges in the local labour market.
Learn & Work – through our connecting and planning, we will connect job seekers and learners to the programs and services that they need to become the human capital for which local employers are looking.
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (formerly Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities) is funding eight of these pilots across Ontario in 2016/17.
Building on the work done over the past four years by Labour Market Ottawa, Algonquin College won the bid to administer an 18-month Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) pilot for the Ottawa community.
The College will work with its formal LEPC partners:
• Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
• Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy
• Employment Ontario Ottawa Network (represented by Agilec Employment Centre)