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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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Futureproofing the Food and Beverage Processing Workforce

The first systematic testing of a framework to help the food and beverage processing industry adapt to change.
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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 and in-field competency assessment. Final equipment selection will be aligned to meet the demand-driven needs of the industry partners.
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Bracing for Automation: What Are Canada’s Most Vulnerable Jobs?

This issue briefing looks at which occupations have a higher risk of automation and offer few options for workers to transition into lower-risk occupations.
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Assessing Canada’s Skills Requirements in the 21st Century

This project will develop a comprehensive skills framework to describe the Canadian workforce, assess the types of skills currently required by employers and offered by employees, and propose strategies for policymakers to mitigate the growing skills shortage.

Social and Emotional Skills

In this multi-year project, our team of researchers is exploring the trends, challenges, and opportunities related to social and emotional skills (SES) development and the future of work.