SKILLS IN ACTION (2017-2021) is a large national ES training project led by CBDC Restigouche in New Brunswick. The project is in development and is scheduled to be rolled out in various provinces in the Fall of 2019.

The goal of the SKILLS IN ACTION project is to increase the capacity of Canadian manufacturing sector employees to succeed at work by adapting to and meeting on-the-job demands.

The manufacturing sector is one of the most important sectors in the Canadian economy, employing 1.7 million people in a number of industries across the country. However, this sector is experiencing labour shortages that are expected to grow significantly with the aging population. To strengthen the manufacturing industry, ensure its growth, and allow it to innovate and be competitive on a global scale, the workers need to be highly skilled.

To address this issue, the Restigouche CBDC will contribute to strengthening workers’ skills and abilities to participate in continuous improvement initiatives, by providing an online training program developed specifically for the manufacturing sector. Training will be employer based (offered through 18 manufacturing businesses targeting of 360 worker) and 5 Employment Assistance Service Centres based.

A key component of the project is to establish 5 Employment Assistance Service Centres (EASC) will be led by partnering service providers located in each of the five participating provinces. These Employment Assistance Service Centres will recruit and train Indigenous peoples and immigrants wanting to work in the manufacturing industry with a main focus on Indigenous peoples.

Location New Brunswick
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41 water st. Campbellton New Brunswick

Project Details
Community Urban, Rural, Remote
Scope of Project National
Target Audience First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Youth (15-30 yrs), Adults (31-49 yrs), Older workers (50+ yrs), Other