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Objective 3

Workforce Development

Pathways to Prosperity

The Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) program, in partnership with Muskoka Kawarthas Employment Services (MKES), Fleming College, Workforce Development Board, and City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development, offers training through Fleming College, job placements, upskilling for workers and leadership training for employers. The program also highlights the various pathways that job seekers can take to move from entry-level positions to more advanced careers with greater earning potential in the region.

The province and municipalities currently support and fund several agencies in the community to deliver employment services, education, economic development, and workforce development programs. By pulling components from each of our separate agencies/institutions, we are harnessing existing expertise and skills to work towards a common solution. This collaborative approach has proven highly sustainable and avoids duplicate efforts of existing agencies.

PKED will submit another proposed project that aims to continue to fill the workforce needs in the community but will be designed to be adaptable and repeatable by responding to and filling an ongoing need in the local workforce through true partnerships.

Businesses have signed up and engaged in the program
As of December 23, 2022
Job seekers and employees trained
As of December 23, 2022

Marketing Highlights

Transit Ads

10 Buses in City of Peterborough

5 Buses in City of Kawartha Lakes

Radio Ads

Pure County 105

Move 99.7

Bounce Radio 91.8

Moving Media

Chemong Road

Voyageur Plaza


Social Media

3,406 Link Clicks

As of December 21, 2022


Kawartha Now

Community Concierge Program at Trent University

It has been a long-established goal to retain students in the community after they graduate. To that end, PKED partnered with City of Kawartha Lakes economic development and Trent University to create a Community Concierge program that involves preparing graduating students for the workforce and connecting them with experiential learning opportunities in the community with a final goal of increasing student retention in the community. To date 50 businesses have signed on to create experiential learning opportunities with several cohorts completing the workforce preparation course.

Trent University’s Community Concierge Program in the news: The Peterborough Examiner, December 14, 2022