With a successful history of operating and delivering sector-focused workforce development projects, The Career Foundation is pleased to share a new innovation to our service model. We are excited to announce the launch of The Career Foundation’s Online Workforce Development Centre!
This centre is currently an online platform that highlights sector-specific initiatives that we are continuously developing. We invite employers to partner with us in a new way: to design sector-based workforce innovations that will continuously respond to changing industry needs and create new opportunities for employers and job seekers, while rebuilding the Canadian economy.
Faced with unprecedented disruption, we are dealing with great uncertainty. While some employers were experiencing losses before COVID-19, they now need to hire extensively. On the other hand, employers who were poised to scale-up their businesses have unfortunately had to lay off many employees. This Workforce Development Centre is needed now, more than ever, to help make sense of our disrupted labour market. It will help to explore, design, and test agile workforce strategies to meet the quickly evolving needs of employers. Finally, the centre will create opportunities for all job seekers.
As we begin, our Workforce Development Centre will focus on three priorities:
The Workforce Development Centre will monitor trends emerging in various industries. We will work closely with employers to co-create solutions that will help them meet the evolving needs of their sector. These solutions will also help employers access diverse, traditionally untapped talent pools.
More on the Workforce Development Centre
The Career Foundation identified the top six industries that are currently experiencing high growth, skills mismatches and/or talent shortages. Those include technology, finance, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, sales & service, and the skilled trades. Our in-house Sector Experts (Employer Services Consultants) have worked closely with hundreds of employers in these six sectors.
The long-term goal of the Workforce Development Centre is to become a trusted source of industry intelligence, sector-based partnerships, and workforce innovations that support labour market and economic resiliency.
We look forward to working with you to advance the priorities of the Workforce Development Centre — creating opportunities and prosperity for all Canadians.
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