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Canadian manufacturing workers are particularly vulnerable to labour market disruption, such as automation, and could face uncertain futures.
Focusing on early engagement with employers, unions and workers are at-risk of downsizing and relocation, the Canadian Skills Training & Employment Coalition, together with partners including the United Steelworkers of Canada, will adapt and evaluate a promising labour adjustment approach currently used in the US. The project will retrain and upskill workers before their jobs are disrupted to minimize the negative impacts on both employers and workers.
The Future Skills Centre is investing $650,632 into BOLD, a two-year project which will test and evaluate this proactive program with four separate companies and 200 mid-career manufacturing and steelworkers in Alberta and Ontario. Where women and newcomers are impacted in the workplaces participating in this project, special consideration will be given to their unique needs as required.
Program features include:
This project will be evaluated using tools and approaches aligned with its goals, context, and stage of development. The evaluation will focus on generating the right evidence at the right moment to move the intervention forward. Read more about our evaluation strategy.