NL Workforce Innovation Centre Issues Second Call for Proposals for Research Projects
CORNER BROOK, NL (July 16, 2018) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) at College of the North Atlantic (CNA) issued its second call for research proposals today.
Businesses, community groups and other organizations are invited to submit proposals for funding for research projects to NLWIC by August 31, 2018. The projects should demonstrate innovation according to the province’s priority applied research themes for 2018-19 in order to address labour market needs and challenges. Eight multi-year research projects were approved for funding as a result of the first call for proposals in 2017.
“We expect this latest Call for Proposals for Research Projects will spark ideas for research and innovation in workforce development that will positively impact current and future labour market issues, priority sector growth and prosperity in the province.” – Sharon McLennon, Director of the NL Workforce Innovation Centre
Projects will be considered if they address one or more of the following project priorities: strengthen apprenticeship programs; enhance essential skills, such as literacy and technological abilities; provide improved supports to older workers, income support clients and to individuals living in rural and remote regions; increase the participation rate of under-represented groups, including persons with disabilities, women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, immigrants and refugees, in the provincial labour force; prepare individuals and industries for “jobs of the future”; and, explore a mix of benefits, programs and/or services that support individuals in making long-term attachment to the labour market. Projects will be further prioritized to those sectors identified in the provincial government vision document The Way Forward.
Social Media & Information Officer
NL Workforce Innovation Centre
The Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC), established in 2017 by the Provincial Government, and administered by the College of the North Atlantic, provides a co-ordinated, central point of access to engage government, career and employment services providers, skills development organizations and stakeholders in the business and community sectors throughout the province. NLWIC’s goal is to promote the research, testing and sharing of ideas and models of innovation in workforce development that will positively impact individual employability and attachment to the workforce. Funding is provided by the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) under the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement. Priorities for research funding are determined by AESL in consultation with NLWIC based on stakeholder feedback and other research.