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Pathways to Prosperity

Pathways to Prosperity

Are you looking for work? Your job is out there. We'll help you find it.

Though the AdvancEd - Job Skills Training Program has finished, Kawartha Lakes has partnered with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development to deliver a similar program, Pathways to Prosperity. Pathways to Prosperity is a program designed to match job seekers with high-demand jobs and support local employers to train and retain skilled talent.

The Pathways to Prosperity Project focuses on individuals who are unemployed or underemployed including those: 

  • Who are facing barriers to gaining meaningful employment 
  • Who have had their employment significantly impacted by COVID-19 

The program delivers 3-4 weeks of skills training for job seekers followed by a 50% subsidized placement for 5 weeks. 

  • Host employers will provide individuals with on-the-job work experience and will receive a 50% wage subsidy for the full five weeks of placement
  • On-boarding training and support for employers to ensure successful placement  
  • Employer’s supervisors and managers provided Leadership Training at no cost

Four Pathway to Prosperity programs to consider:

Line Cook: Food Service

Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions, and other establishments. They are also employed aboard ships and at construction and logging campsites.

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General Labourer: Construction

Construction trades labourers assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities at construction sites, in quarries, and in surface mines. They are employed by construction companies, trade and labour contractors, and surface mine and quarry operators.

man in woman manufacturing
General Labourer: Manufacturing

Other labourers in processing, manufacturing, and utilities perform material handling, clean-up, packaging, and other activities in processing, manufacturing, and utilities. They are employed by companies that manufacture products and by printing and packaging companies.

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General Labourer: Agriculture

General farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. This unit group includes operators of farm machinery. They are employed on crop, fruit, vegetable, and specialty farms.

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Thank you to the businesses and job seekers that participated in the AdvancEd - Job Skills Training program. Though the AdvancEd - Job Skills Training program has ended, Kawartha Lakes has partnered with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development to deliver the Pathways to Prosperity program.

There will be numerous cohorts, are you in for Line Cook, Construction, Manufacturing and Agriculture. Choose your preferred sector and training location; either Kawartha Lakes or Peterborough.

The Pathways to Prosperity program is a partnership between the City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Fleming College, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services, and the Workforce Development Board.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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