In the REB’s Strategic Plan, strategic goals in four key areas to build the overall quality of our workforce are set forth. One of those is to “Improve Education and Employability Skills of Adults for Quality Careers” in which we commit to taking a leadership role in integrating workforce development with initiatives that support business growth and success, and that enhance the skills of new/incumbent workers, leading to family economic self-sufficiency.
One way to achieve that goal is to promote sectoral training initiatives in high growth industries which utilize a career ladder approach to provide upgraded skills, increased salary and career advancement for new/incumbent workers.
We have also recently begun work in the Early Childhood Education sector to develop the professional skills of Educators and para-professionals in the field and you can click on that link for more information on that initiative. Also, we are doing work on clean energy and green jobs.
In addition, we have developed a Financial Services and Business Services Workforce Collaborative to address the labor force needs of these industries.