Current Initiatives

Empowering energy workers to gain new skills

For over 100 years, oil and gas have been central to our country’s economy. But the industry is changing. See how we’re equipping today’s energy workers with the skills they need to succeed tomorrow.

Pages of interest

Community of Practice

Our Community of Practice is a virtual space that brings together practitioners in the skills-training ecosystem. Researchers, employment and training service providers and anyone interested in skills development are welcome to join!

RESEARCH

We collaborate with researchers across Canada to build knowledge on critical issues relevant to skills development. Our research helps Canadians to better understand future skills priorities, knowledge gaps, best practices, and how to address these demands.

The Future Skills Centre is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market.

A forward-looking organization, FSC prototypes, tests, and measures new and innovative approaches to skills development and training. We are passionate about building a resilient learning nation, backed by an agile and responsive skills ecosystem.

News

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Focus on Indigenous initiatives and partnerships

On the occasion of Indigenous History Month, we take a closer look at the ongoing innovation projects and research developed with our partners to better inform and support skills training and economic recovery in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada.
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Pivot today. Succeed tomorrow.

For over two years, we've been working with our partners across Canada to pivot before…

Innovation Projects

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From policy to action

Two groups collaborate to address the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on local and…
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Skills Match - The Energy Fit

To assist unemployed/underemployed oil and gas workers to transition to more in-demand energy sector jobs.
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Tools and resources for gaming and digital media entrepreneurs

Founders of interactive digital media or game studio businesses who are racialized, BIPOC or LGBTQIA+…

Research

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Rising Skills: Digital Skills Needs for Smart and Connected Vehicles

As the automotive industry shifts toward smart and connected vehicles, tradespeople who service cars, trucks,…
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Employment Gaps and Underemployment for Racialized Groups and Immigrants in Canada: Current Findings and Future Directions

"Foreign-sounding names” are 20 to 40 per cent less likely to get a call-back for…

Consortium Partners