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Take Part in Workforce Development Forum

Event Open to All Staff, Students and Community Members


Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries are witnessing a growing gap between the types of skills that are available in the workforce and those that are required by employers. Researchers have acknowledged that this challenge primarily stems from the failure of workforce development services to keep pace with the increasingly complex and dynamic needs of the modern economy.

While many labour market policies and programs are designed and delivered by higher levels of government, effective rural workforce development systems operate largely at the regional level. These shifts require us to embrace change by working collaboratively.  

Join this day-long forum to exchange ideas and discuss workforce development opportunities with regional leaders and external experts. The morning session will feature a keynote speaker, an experts panel, and an innovative solutions panel that will highlight economic development, education, industry and local government innovations from within our region. In the afternoon attendees will participate in a hands-on workshop facilitated by the Purdue Centre for Regional Development.  

This workshop will be structured to advance the priorities identified by the Kootenay Workforce Development Initiative.

The workshop takes place at Nelson's Prestige Lakeside Resort on November 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration required.

Find out more about the forum at the Rural Development Institute website.


If you have any questions please contact Sharon Stoddart.