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Future Skills Centre and Labour Market Information Council announce $3M partnership

The partnership will pilot the creation of an open cloud-based data repository to facilitate access to practical and relevant information.

December 14, 2020  by CM Staff

TORONTO — On Dec. 14, the Future Skills Centre and the Labour Market Information Council announce a partnership to help Canadians navigate the changing world of work.

This is on the heels of a recent Future Skills Council report received by the Government of Canada, Canada – A Learning Nation: A Skilled, Agile Workforce Ready to Shape the Future, outlining five priorities including the provision of relevant, reliable and timely labour market information and tools, to ensure that Canada’s skills, policies and programs respond to the needs of Canadians.

With $3M over the next two years, the partnership will pilot the creation of an open cloud-based data repository to facilitate and streamline access to practical and relevant information. The project will also dedicate resources to support the development of front-line career-planning and guidance tools to help prepare those just entering the job market, mid-career workers, and those looking to change career paths. This collaboration between FSC and LMIC will enable both organizations to gather system-wide lessons on how to help Canadians make more informed decisions.

“The pandemic has heightened our need to better understand the skill requirements of jobs. It has made clear that an important part of a sustainable and inclusive recovery involves managing information more effectively—from determining how the labour market is shifting and what employers are demanding, to identifying how to provide that information to front-line organizations. That in turn will have a concrete impact on supporting the career and employment decisions of Canadians.” said Pedro Barata, Executive Director, Future Skills Centre.

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