Last November 2019, the NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) convened a number of sessions to provide input to an international research project being conducted by the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD). NLWIC was one of two workforce innovation organizations in Canada to be invited to be case studies in that project entitled “Promoting Skills Use in Canadian Workplaces”.
Canada has introduced a set of programmes to test novel approaches to skills development. The report analyses the potential of these workforce innovation programmes to improve the future-readiness of Canada’s adult learning system. Further, it outlines how these programmes might be expanded to promote optimal skills use and learning within workplaces, through the use of high-performance work practices.
We’re looking forward to an interactive session with Katharine Mullock (Labour Market Economist, OECD) delivering a presentation followed by commentary from Sharon McLennon (Director of the NL Workforce Innovation Center) and Shalini Da Cunha (Director of the Peel-Halton Local Employment Planning Council).
This project was carried out in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada. The OECD thanks the many Canadian stakeholders who participated by providing valuable insights and data.