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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Securing sustainable northern fisheries

This partnership supports small-scale Arctic fisheries by introducing and promoting locally harvested products to Canada’s…
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Developing Modern Mining Skills Through Technology

Project will be three two-week unique, demand-driven, and blended-learning training programs using VR, eLearning, simulations…
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BOLD: Better Outcomes in Layoffs and Downsizing

Retraining and skills development project for manufacturing and steel workers

Research

Technological Change in the North: How STEM Skills Can Help Indigenous Workers Adaptexternal link icon

The economy in Northern Canada is changing. Sectors, such as mining, forestry, and tourism, can…

Responding to Automation: Building a Cleaner Futureexternal link icon

The Future Skills Centre and the Conference Board of Canada research the paths that workers…
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Supporting Entrepreneurship and SMEs: A Post-Pandemic Skills and Training Agenda

By combining preliminary data from an ongoing survey of SMEs, associated focus group discussions, and…

Consortium Partners