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Projects
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CLIMB: Continuous Learning for Individuals’ Mid-career and Beyond

Mid-career workers are most vulnerable to disruption of the labour market but there is little widespread information, resources, or training to support a mid-career change.
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Transition to a New Tomorrow

Unique professional development program to support mid-career oil and gas workers
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Research
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Career Pathways in the Northexternal link icon

An examination of career pathways and resources for Indigenous workers in Canada’s North. This project will examine the major push and pull factors that create non-standard employment conditions for Indigenous labour in Canada’s North. It will also identify pathways and resources that have helped northern Indigenous workers establish careers for themselves.
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Cross-Cultural STEMexternal link icon

An examination of the role of cross-cultural STEM curricula and related supports in helping First Nation, Metis, and Inuit students successfully graduate to post-secondary STEM fields and successfully graduate from post-secondary STEM fields to relevant employment opportunities. This project will identify best practices for designing, teaching, and supporting cross-cultural Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curricula for Indigenous learners in secondary and post-secondary fields of study.
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Engagement
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Technology isn’t shaping work the way we thinkexternal link icon

Work isn’t changing so fast or dramatically, and it’s humans who decide how technology is used. So, we’d better equip ourselves to make better decisions.
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Can universities bridge the graduate skills gap?external link icon

In trying to make graduates more job-ready, universities will have to guard against inadvertently compromising some of their offerings.
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Call for Proposals

Closed

The deadline to submit a Letter of Interest was
on September 16, 2019.

 

Innovation Projects

Support for Mid-Career Workers

We’re supporting workers in specific sectors — such as oil and gas workers, truck drivers, auto workers, cashiers, and meat processing workers — that are experiencing, or at risk of, displacement.

Consortium Partners

The Future Skills Centre is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success and meeting the emerging talent needs of employers. As a pan-Canadian community, we bring together experts and organizations across sectors to rigorously identify, assess, and share innovative approaches to develop the skills and work environments to drive prosperity and inclusion.