TRENDS Encourages Involvement In Tumbler Ridge Visioning and Labour Market Planning Project

As some of you are aware, there have been buzz words about the Tumbler Ridge Visioning and Labour Market Planning Project around town. When this project first came into the works, Tumbler Ridge Employment Needs Development Services immediately jumped in and asked to be involved, which led to a partnership with the Economic Development Department (District of Tumbler Ridge), Tumbler Ridge Community Arts Council, Tumbler Ridge Secondary School and Northern Lights College (Tumbler Ridge Campus). Not only was this project looking at the local labour market, but also at a community vision. TRENDS is interested in what the community wants for the future and what services TRENDS could provide to assist with community needs and wants.

The Tumbler Ridge Visioning and Labour Market Planning Project (funded by the Government of Canada) is fast approaching its final stages; however, the partners are hoping to see the end of the project as a start to the implementation of the findings in the final report. From the TRENDS perspective we are concerned that there may be service gaps in the current employment services. The community indicated the need for TRENDS to expand their services to enhance local hiring. In response to this need, TRENDS hosted a job fair in November 2005 where residents networked with the local industries and were able to hand them a resume.

Other employment services related request derived from this report will be looked at and discussed with Human Resources Development Canada to see if TRENDS could implement them into its current services. If you are interested in what the final report for the Tumbler Ridge Visioning and Labour Market Planning Project indicates, it will be posted on March 9, 2006 on the www.trfuture.org website.

COMMUNITY REPORT PRESENTATION

Tumbler Ridge Visioning and Labour Market Planning Project

7:00 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Community Centre Room 5

Since the Project started up last April, over half the households in Tumbler Ridge have contributed to the work. The Visioning Process and the Resident and Employer surveys are now complete. Project information has been analyzed and is ready for review in a final report to be presented at the meeting.

Please come review the Project results and help confirm our newly formed Community Vision. If you would like to preview the various report sections before the meeting, they will be available on-line on March 9, at www.trfuture.org

For more information or to preview a printed copy before the meeting, please contact Ryan Murray at Northern Lights College, 242-5591, after March 9.