Bruce County has adopted an action plan for the Trades and Skilled Workforce Secretariat, which they say is a key part of the Nuclear Innovation Institute's (NII) Talent Development and Training Coordination Hub.
The action plan describes 27 key initiatives across eight themes that will be carried out in connection with local school boards, community colleges, universities and industry.
Action items include:
1. Raising the awareness of trades and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to young people so they are aware of the great career opportunities that are available;
2. Working with underrepresented populations promoting pathways into the trades and STEAM fields; and
3. Collecting and compiling data on the vast local resources, providing a focal point for information of what is available in the region
The Secretariat position was established in response to the increase in demand for trades and skilled labour in the Bruce, Grey and Huron region over the next several years.
The Secretariat brings industry leaders and local organizations to help coordinate resources and raise awareness on future labour market opportunities in the region.
The Trades and Skilled Workforce Secretariat is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.