Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Palette Skills partners with six B.C. employers to drive job-ready talent in advanced sectors

May 17, 2024
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Palette Skills has partnered with six British Columbia-based organizations to deliver upskilling that will help employers access the job-ready talent they need to fill roles in growing sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI).

This employer-led and demand-driven training will reportedly be offered by CMA, Lighthouse Labs, CASTL, NPower,  M2MTech Inc., and Northwest Skills Institute, and funded by Upskill Canada, powered by Palette Skills.

“Canada’s greatest strength is our people,” said The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Through the Upskilling for Industry Initiative, we are delivering upskilling projects across the country, ensuring that Canadian workers have the skills required to work in the most cutting-edge, technical industries of tomorrow.”

Upskill Canada, powered by Palette Skills, was selected by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to lead its Upskilling for Industry Initiative.

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“We are focused on making sure companies can find the skilled workers they need, when they need them,” said Rhonda Barnet, CEO of Palette Skills. “Our partners in BC will be providing hands-on training to build Canada’s modern workforce. We are equipping Canadians with skills for high-demand roles, and lifting Canada’s economy to its full potential.”

The programs each of the six delivery partner organizations are running were profiled at an event in Vancouver, hosted by Deloitte.


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