Workforce development

The Workforce Development workgroup seeks to reduce poverty by providing sustainable employment with competitive wages and by educating area citizens to meet industry needs.

Goals of this workgroup include:

  • 8.1: Establish a dual Learning/Vocational Center of Excellence as a one-stop shop to provide education and training needed by existing and new industry.
  • 8.2: Establish links for vocational training in high schools with post-secondary technical training through shared facilities and programs.
  • 8.3: Develop a broad employability program to support youth apprenticeships, on-the-job training opportunities, drug-prevention programs, summer camps for skills, prison rehabilitation and training program.


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