Frontier College has been helping Canadians develop workforce skills for 115 years. We work with hundreds of community organizations across Canada to deliver literacy programming for Canadians of all ages, including at-risk youth, newcomers, Aboriginal people and low-income families, as well as trades people and apprentices in the skilled trades.
At a time when many industries and sectors are forecasting skilled labour shortages as a result of an aging workforce headed for retirement, and a young workforce that's increasingly mobile, the issue of raising skill levels and removing barriers is front-of-mind for employers, workers, leaders and policy makers across Canada.
At this national forum, panelists will: examine how essential skills training increases employment readiness and on-the-job training success; present best-practices on effective interventions to improve participation in the skilled trades; and assess the need to integrate literacy and essential skills in apprenticeship and other workforce development programs, training and policies.
This conference is free of charge and sponsored by Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.