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Skills Assessment

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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.
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BOLD: Better Outcomes in Layoffs and Downsizing

Retraining and skills development project for manufacturing and steel workers
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Building the Skills of the Trucking Industry

The project will leverage virtual reality technology to deliver training in a way that compliments varied learning styles. The virtual reality simulator is the first of its kind specifically designed for the trucking industry with AI technology and the ability to track the user’s eyes and enhance their driving skills in the unlimited replays.
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Project Integrate

Testing an integrated assessment model and job matching for youth job seekers
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FUSION: Future Skills Innovation Network for Universities

A national network of Canadian universities focused on innovative skills development to prepare students for the future economy
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FAST: Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent

Testing expanded occupation streams for an online skills assessment and development platform to help newcomers better enter the labour market.
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Defining Digital Competencies

New skills training program to test a blended approach for digital and professional competencies

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.