James D. Lapierre is a Manager, Workforce Development with the City of Toronto, whose work focuses on developing programs that support low-income residents to develop relevant skills and connections to good quality employment opportunities and career pathways. Mr. Lapierre plays a lead role in the City’s Workforce Development Strategy, managing several sector-focused workforce development projects. For example, Mr. Lapierre is supporting sector pathway pilots within the United Way Toronto & York Region’s Career Navigator™ and is the City lead on an inter-organizational working group on the development and implementation of a construction sector workforce development pathway in Toronto.
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