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Shelley Uvanile-Hesch with her truck in the background

Using VR, AI to help drivers keep pace with the fast-changing trucking industry

For Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, pursuing the life of a long-distance truck driver was as natural as it was for her father before her. Like him, she was drawn to the open roads, the elevated view of the natural world, the chance to see the four corners of North America, and the opportunity to learn from people she’d meet along the way.
Sanjiv Uthayakumar

Helping displaced workers reskill in advanced manufacturing

Sanjiv Uthayakumar had worked in the printing industry maintaining the presses that produced newspapers and flyers in Ontario for several years, when the long simmering downturn in media and declining advertising dollars started to threaten his job security.

Improving front-line care for growing number of Canadians living with dementia

After watching her grandmother suffer through dementia, Michelle Clermont resolved to leave her corporate job in software support and transition to the healthcare sector to work as a Personal Support Worker and ensure vulnerable people would feel protected by someone they could trust.

Training displaced oil and gas workers to flourish in Alberta’s tech boom

Shona Clarke had spent more than 20 years working as a senior geologist in Calgary’s oil and gas industry when she lost her job as the global energy company she worked for downsized and restructured.
Norther College lights campus from outside.

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.
A worker looking up at an oil rig.

Transition to a New Tomorrow

Unique professional development program to support mid-career oil and gas workers
A birds eye image of two construction workers.

BOLD: Better Outcomes in Layoffs and Downsizing

Retraining and skills development project for manufacturing and steel workers
Three students working in front of laptops in a library setting.

Supporting Mid-Career Workers with Disabilities

Assessing tools and resources for mid-career workers with disabilities

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.